University of Dundee

Life Sciences at the Women in Science Festival

27 Feb 2012

The College of Life Sciences features strongly in this year’s Women In Science Festival 2012, which runs from March 1st - 19th, and in its 4th year continues celebrating and encouraging women in science, technology, engineering and maths in Dundee and across Tayside.

The College is supporting the opening event and the Women in Science Portrait Exhibition which features photographs of women who work across a range of science disciplines and who are at different stages in their careers. Artist Janice Aitken has created sensitive and engaging portraits of the women, whose dedication, hard work and love of their jobs make them excellent examples to young people considering a career in the sciences.

Included in the exhibition are three women working in Life Sciences at the College: Professors Tracy Palmer and Caroline Wilkinson and Miss Elizabeth Dolan. CLS was able to support this project as part of its award for Excellence with Impact from the BBSRC.

A publication featuring photographs of the women and text from interviews by writer Zoe Venditozzi will also be available at the exhibition.

The portraits will be on display in the foyer of the Dalhousie Building and can be viewed at any time from 9am to 6pm, or later at our other events taking place in the Dalhousie Building, including the talk from Ineke De Moortle on 7th March, which is followed by a wine reception and chance to view the exhibition.

Scientists from the Division of Molecular Microbiology are participating in the Festival by bringing Magnificent Microbes to the Dundee Science Centre on Saturday 10 march 2012. The event is free and no booking is required.


About the Festival:

Women in Science is a collaboration between the Universities of Dundee, Abertay and St Andrew's as well as Dundee Science Centre, the James Hutton Institute and the Dundee Women's Festival.

This year Women in Science brings you over 20 events, talks, workshops, seminars, film screenings and exhibitions designed to inspire and celebrate the achievements of local women working in the sciences.

Women in Science takes place during National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) which runs from 9th - 18th March, and International Women's Day (8th March).