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Scientists rewarded for top-level research against the odds

Image: Alison Bert for the Elsevier Foundation

Five women from developing nations who made major advances in biology research despite having “the deck stacked against them” have been honoured in Washington, DC.

The winners of the 2019 awards for early-career women scientists, given out by the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, were honoured on 16 February at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. “These scientists are performing groundbreaking international-level science, often in circumstances where the deck has been stacked against them,” said Jennifer Thomson, president of the OWSD.

Interviewed by Research Professional, the winners said they hoped things were finally changing, both for women in science and for researchers from the global south.

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