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Get to know a few amazing #WomenInScience in our collection, like Frances Arnold, a scientist, chemical engineer, and the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for chemistry. She was also a 2019 American Portrait Gala honoree! #WomensHistoryMonth
Maxine Singer is a pioneering molecular biologist who earned the National Medal of Science in 1992. Singer is also known for promoting science education in public schools and equal access for women and minorities in scientific fields. #WomenInScience
Mary Engle Pennington, born in 1872, was a bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer. Despite being denied a bachelor's degree (for being a woman), Pennington excelled in her career, being the FDA's first female lab chief. #WomenInScience
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#WomenInScience #SheDared

The history of science has often seen the contributions of women being overlooked. This #WomensDay, we are paying a tribute to unsung Indian women who blazed new trails in science.

THREAD: Bibha Chowdhury, India's unsung pioneer in particle physics.
1/ Born in 1913, Bibha was supposedly India's first woman researcher.

Yet, neither does the name of this gifted physicist surface in any book on inspiring Indian women, nor is she mentioned amongst various lists of Indian pioneers in the history of science. #WomensDay
2/ Bibha also did not win any national award or receive a fellowship from a renowned scientific society during her lifetime.

And yet, in 1949, she was handpicked by none other than Homi Bhabha to join the newly established Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai.
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1/7 A first for me and a first for the Moore Lab! Here we showed that the aggresome turns on to clear protein during quiescent neural stem cell exit and show a critical role for the intermediate filament protein vimentin in this process.
2/7 We find that neural stem cells employ the aggresome in response to many types of disrupted proteostasis. Vimentin, which cages the aggresome, scaffolds proteasomes to the aggresome. In the absence of this scaffolding of proteasomes to the aggresome vimentin knock out
3/7 neural stem cells are more susceptible to disruptions in proteostasis. This becomes biologically relevant when we look at neural stem cell quiescence exit – a time when neural stem cells must shift proteostasis and clear a wave of protein. Quiescent neural stem cells
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.@Laramaister had the genius idea of reverse-correlating one's self, and @mattlongo Sophie De Beukelaer & @manos_tsakiris followed suit. And what happens?
Preprint alert 'The Self in the Mind’s Eye' with @Laramaister @mattlongo Sophie De Beukelaer @manos_tsakiris from BIAS project @Warburg_News @RHULPsychology @BirkbeckUoL @BangorUni
How do we see ourselves in our mind’s eye ? The question of how we represent our self has been at the centre of cultural practices across centuries (look at self-portraits), & at the centre of our understanding of mental health issues such as body-image disorders.
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#ESOz2020 Day 4. Starting at 9am sharp (& me walking around to get the watch movement tick this hour) with Matt Jarvis giving the review talk “Galaxy populations across time and wavelength”
Ah, yes, the webpage combining the thread for #ESOz2020 Day 3 is here:…
In this talk it has been mentioned again LSST (several times during #ESOz2020 mentioned) but please everyone remember that it is now the “Vera Rubin Observatory” @VRubinObs in honour to this great woman astrophysicist… #WomenInScience
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Continuing with the #womeninScience #WomenInScienceDay

Here are some interesting links from @CellPressNews…
Joan Steitz speaks with Cell editor Lara Szewczak about how she came to be an advocate for women in science.


This one celebrates young and diverse scientists and the mentorship that has guided them. Their stories come from different corners of the world but are tied together by a common thread of tenacity and perseverance.…


Researchers and STEM advocates argue that science is fundamentally about people and that these human narratives must be captured and shared publicly as an integral part of the scientific process.…


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My niece Dr. Shifra Goldenberg serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Fellow in Population Sustainability, with a joint appointment as an Intl Project Manager at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.…
As a behavioral ecologist, Shifra works in Asia & Africa to leverage animal behavior to address questions that simultaneously advance basic understanding of animal societies & conservation objectives, primarily conducting research in the field, on elephants.
Needless to say, I am deeply proud of the work she is doing.
If elephant science and/or conservation interests you, here is a list of some of her publications. She also has an elephant blog at @NatGeo.
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The gender balance in science and tech is notoriously uneven, but that hasn't stopped women from slaying giants in their fields. Take Donna Strickland, who recently became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics in 55 years. 1/ #WomenInScience
...or Fei-Fei Li, an artificial intelligence researcher who is working to create algorithms with more human sensitivity—and less bias. 2/ #WomenInScience
...or Cohl Furey, a mathematical physicist at the University of Cambridge, who’s finding the links between particle physics and the octonions, eight-dimensional numbers that could help us understand the force holding atoms together. 3/ #WomenInScience
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Female graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math:

🇮🇳IND: 43%
🇿🇦RSA: 43%
🇮🇹ITA: 40%
🇬🇧GBR: 38%
🇮🇩IDN: 37%
🇧🇷BRA: 37%
🇸🇪SWE: 35%
🇹🇷TUR: 35%
🇺🇸USA: 34%
🇫🇷FRA: 32%
🇨🇦CAN: 31%
🇲🇽MEX: 31%
🇪🇸ESP: 30%
🇳🇱NED: 29%
🇩🇪GER: 28%
🇰🇷KOR: 25%
🇨🇱CHL: 19%

(UN) #WomenInScience
Scientific authors who are women:

🇨🇴COL: 41%
🇦🇷ARG: 34%
🇦🇺AUS: 28%
🇮🇹ITA: 28%
🇲🇽MEX: 28%
🇪🇸ESP: 27%
🇿🇦RSA: 26%
🇺🇸USA: 24%
🇧🇷BRA: 23%
🇫🇷FRA: 23%
🇹🇷TUR: 22%
🇸🇪SWE: 21%
🇬🇧GBR: 21%
🇨🇳CHN: 19%
🇷🇺RUS: 17%
🇨🇦CAN: 17%
🇩🇪GER: 16%
🇮🇳IND: 15%
🇰🇷KOR: 11%
🇯🇵JPN: 6%

(ISSA) #WomenInScience
Employed researchers who are women:

🇦🇷ARG: 53%
🇳🇿NZL: 52%
🇲🇾MAL: 48%
🇮🇩IDN: 46%
🇿🇦RSA: 45%
🇪🇸ESP: 40%
🇷🇺RUS: 40%
🇵🇰PAK: 39%
🇬🇧GBR: 39%
🇹🇷TUR: 37%
🇮🇹ITA: 35%
🇸🇪SWE: 34%
🇲🇽MEX: 33%
🇩🇪GER: 28%
🇫🇷FRA: 27%
🇨🇳CHN: 27%
🇰🇷KOR: 20%
🇯🇵JPN: 16%
🇮🇳IND: 14%
🇺🇸USA: n/a

(UN) #WomenInScience
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In celebration of international #WomenInScience day, l’d like to introduce you to 3 nutritionists/ medical researchers that I worked on during my PhD. They were pretty tough and persevering... THREAD 1/8 #histmed #histSTEM
Many women nutritionists in the mid-20th century were field workers. Field work is complex and messy, and it can be harder to implement controls. It was often looked down upon by fundamental researchers/laboratory scientists. Thus, their work was often overlooked. 2/8
First let me introduce you to Dr Lucy Wills. She was key in the discovery of #folicacid and its importance to pregnant women and their babies. Relatively overlooked in histories of #nutrition, she was recently recognised via a #googledoodle… 3/8
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On #WomeninScience day let's talk about Williamina Fleming (1857-1911).

#WomeninScienceDay Williamina Fleming
Williamina was born in Dundee, the daughter of a carver and gilder with premises in the Nethergate. She left school when she was 14 and became a pupil-teacher.

In 1877, Williamina married James Orr Fleming, an accountant and fellow Dundonian. She worked as a teacher for a short while, before the couple emigrated to America (specifically Boston, Massachusetts) when Williamina was 21.

#WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM
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On #WomenInScience Day,

We celebrate all the women who have had a pioneering role in advancing science and health.

@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO On #WomenInScience Day, let's remember Florence Nightingale, a 19th- century statistician and founder of modern nursing, who understood the benefits of hygiene and sanitation in preventing disease.
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO On #WomenInScience Day, let's remember Fe del Mundo, a paediatrician from the #Philippines, who did pioneering work on infectious diseases including #dengue. She was the first female student at Harvard Medical School.
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Buenos días! Hoy #11F día internacional de la mujer y la niña en la #ciencia queremos recordar a unas cuantas científicas, empezamos hilo :)
Podéis ampliar toda la información en un #fanzine que os podéis descargar de nuestra web con las maravillosas ilustraciones de @DnaeSnz96 ……
Inge nació el 13 de mayo de 1888 en Copenague y se educó en un colegio muy progresista que trataba a hombres y mujeres por igual; una anomalía en ese
momento. #11F2020 #womeninscience #MujeryCiencia
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This is a reprised thread to celebrate some of the outstanding female Sport & Exercise medicine physicians in Australia who are on Twitter, as part of
@WomenScienceDay #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM @ACSEP_ @womenandmed
@WomenScienceDay @ACSEP_ @womenandmed @ACSEP_ now has a female President
@DrLouiseTulloh who is providing terrific leadership. As well as ♀️ President, ACSEP has female CEO @hoover22
, 50% board representation… >50% office staff and Gender dashboard to try to increase equity on other metrics
@WomenScienceDay @ACSEP_ @womenandmed @DrLouiseTulloh @hoover22 @DrLouiseTulloh will leave a legacy of actively increasing the female representation across leadership of all levels of the College and making sure prospective ♀️ SEM physicians have visible role models
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Community Service.

Look at Dr Sompwe Chanda Shine.

A thread.
I have known many people say, when you practice charity, donot let others know. Do it in private, it's not a show. Or that many people do it just for the millage. Well, for me, outreaches hold a lot of value. And sharing my experiences add to that value. 1/6
Meet Dr Sompwe, who has a passion in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. She is an Anesthesia specialist at UTH but in her free time apart from ZOCA, she promote STEM in communities. 2/6
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Today, we are at the beautiful campus of @jncasr Bangalore for our #Wikipedia edit a thon for Indian Women in Science
Smita Jain begins the proceedings with an overview of IndiaBioscience and its activities in the area of networking, communication, skill building, resources, data and policy discussions
Shobhana Narasimha begins her talk on "Women in Science - Enigmas, Challenges and Successes" asking people to close their eyes and visualize the picture that comes to mind when they think of "Scientist".
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Excited to share our new paper in @NatureComms on the #aDNA #StableIsotopes #RadiocarbonDates from the enigmatic skeletal remains from #Roopkund Lake in #India! A huge privilege collaborating with @EadaoinSays @NirajRai3 @palaeotropics @NicoleLBoivin @JakobSedig and others! 1/n
@NatureComms @EadaoinSays @NirajRai3 @palaeotropics @NicoleLBoivin @JakobSedig The #aDNA analysis led by @EadaoinSays @NirajRai3 K Thangaraj (@ccmb_csir) David Reich (@harvardmed) reveals the presence of three different groups (typical South Asian ancestry, typical eastern Mediterranean ancestry, and East Asian related ancestry) amongst the samples analysed
@NatureComms @EadaoinSays @NirajRai3 @palaeotropics @NicoleLBoivin @JakobSedig @ccmb_csir @harvardmed The really exciting thing is that this is the first #aDNA data out of India! 3/n
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Abebech Gobena more famously known as "Africa's Mother Theresa," is the founder of Ethiopia's oldest orphanage. She was born in a small rural village called Shebel in 1938.
She was only a month-old when her father was killed during the Ethio-Italian war, so she was raised by her grandparents until the age of nine. (2/9)
She then was married at the age of 10 without her consent per the tradition of her community, but revolting against her marriage, she ran away from home to Addis Ababa where she scraped a basic education, gained a job as a quality controller and remarried. (3/9)
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Salut à tous. Je suis à l'#AINight19 et je live tweeterai cet après-midi. Pour le moment, la salle est pleine ! Je vous tiens au courant.
Je vais peut-être pouvoir entrer. C'est blindé !
C'est le présentation de @AI4EU par Patrick Gatelier de @thalesgroup
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08/03 is the International Day of Women's Rights.
Some #fiercewomen did not have the rights we have today, but they went ahead & challenged the society by doing #science!
⤵️15 profiles of women from the card game by @cunterview #WomensRights #STEM #IWD2019
Hypathia was a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in the 4th century BC in Alexandria. The first documented woman mathematician, she may have been the first "witch" to have been executed because of her intellectual endeavor. #WomenInSTEM…
Maria Gaetana Agnesi was a mathematician, philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian, who lived in Milan in the 18th century.
She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and be appointed as a mathematics professor at a university! #WomenInSTEM…
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On International Day of #WomenInScience, I share the forgotten story of Einstein’s first wife
And her role in inspiring his research and even possibly being a coauthor…
Likewise, Albert wrote to Mileva on 4 April 1901, saying that his friend Michele Besso “visited his uncle on my behalf, Prof. Jung, one of the most influential physicists in Italy and gave him a copy of our article.”
When Habicht questioned Mileva’s choice not to include her name, she replied making a pun in German: “Warum? Wir beide sind nur ein Stein.“ (“Why? The two of us are but one stone”, meaning, we are one entity).
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Mileva Maric was the only woman in the physics program w Einstein. She failed her exams a few weeks after discovering she was pregnant and then dropped out. They both were working on 2 papers each. A few years later he published 4 papers that became known as a miracle. No
physicist has had as strong a year in history. Their marriage suffered but she would not grant a divorce- until he promised Mileva the entire Nobel Prize if he were to win it. In 1922, he won for his work of the 1905 “miracle year.” In their love letters, Einstein refers to her
having the “better topic” and “our work” on relative motion. John Statchel, the Einstein expert who almost single handedly erased academic open mindedness to believing in a co-authorship history took down the theory by insisting Einstein gave Maric too much credit bc he was in
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Today is #WomenInScience Day, so please allow me to introduce you to some of the #WomenInSTEM who have made an impact in my career.
I hope you'll give them a follow so you can keep up with them every day of the year
Let me start with sharks.
@BiminiSharkGirl is the founder of @Sharks4Kids and educates students all across the globe on the importance of protecting sharks.
It's hard keeping up with @leahmeth
We first worked together in 2012(!) to create @TheSharkStanley, the little character who helped protect sharks at #CITES2013
We later retooled him to create shark sanctuaries.
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Let's make and retain #WomenInScience and #WomenInSTEM! Need some hints about where to start? HERE 👏 WE ✊ GO 👩🏽‍🔬
(with 📚 references!)
Ensure women are equitably represented in #scicomm multimedia, especially in video, so that young women can see themselves in #STEM…
(@scifri does this as a matter of good journalism)
Also, ignore the haters:…
Provide (or lead!) opportunities for young female-identifying lovers of STEM to hang out together, share their STEM interests, and represent that interest to other members of their community…
(👆 killer strategies paper btw)…
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