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Inspiring the next generation of female scientists

11 May 2017

Sulis Minerva Day at Bath University

Sulis Minerva Day at Bath University

CCMRC’s Dr Sioned Owen and PhD student Malamati Kourti were selected to represent the Division of Cancer and Genetics at the Sulis Minerva Day, part of the University of Bath’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The Sulis Minerva Day, held on 11th May 2017, brought together approximately 100 delegates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) backgrounds and the event paid tribute to the contribution of women in STEM.

The day consisted of keynote lectures and breakout sessions, which focused on a diverse range of modern day challenges. It highlighted the continued contributions of women in STEM activities, and that future success, in both academia and industry, requires a balanced meeting of the minds between men and women and this will yield the greatest impact.

Professor Dame Athene Donald (DBE, FRS), an inspiration for the current and next generation of women in science, spoke about her career and how she has been able to integrate the principles and practices of physics, chemistry and biology during her research on polymers.

Dr Sioned Owen said of the event “The Sulis Minerva Day was a thoroughly enjoyable event and networking opportunity. Bringing together like-minded individuals from across the country made for a very informative day.”

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