6 episodes

Successful female scientists share their stories and speak candidly about their career in medical sciences and life experiences. The series of lectures is open to men and women at all stages of their career and covers the pressing issues facing scientists today, including: career pathways, funding challenges, work and life balance, mentorship, and career progression.

Women in Medical Science Oxford University

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Successful female scientists share their stories and speak candidly about their career in medical sciences and life experiences. The series of lectures is open to men and women at all stages of their career and covers the pressing issues facing scientists today, including: career pathways, funding challenges, work and life balance, mentorship, and career progression.

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    Prof Xin Lu: Women in Science

    Prof Xin Lu: Women in Science

    Every cloud has a silver lining: optimisism and persistence Xin Lu, Professor of Cancer Biology and Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Oxford branch, speaks about the challenges faced by women in science. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 27 min
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    Helen McShane: Women in science

    Helen McShane: Women in science

    A career in juggling, organisation and guilt management Professor Helen McShane has been working on a new TB vaccine for 10 years. There are about 9 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths every year from tuberculosis. She developed MVA85A, a vaccine with the aim to boost the cellular immune response induced by BCG. Developing countries are especially in need of a new vaccine since HIV and TB epidemics overlap and show a devastating synergy.

    • 23 min
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    Heidi Johansen-Berg: Women in Science

    Heidi Johansen-Berg: Women in Science

    Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg heads the Plasticity Group at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB). Her research focuses on how the brain changes in response to damage, learning and experience. Plasticity defines an organism’s ability to adapt to change. The human brain undergoes changes each time we learn a new skill (e.g. juggling), when we age or when we suffer from a medical condition such as a stroke. Understanding why and how the brain changes will help to develop new rehabilitation processes, enhance learning and promote healthy ageing. As well as understanding the healthy brain, her work has implications for understanding and treating diseases. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 25 min
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    Ellie Barnes :The long road to success

    Ellie Barnes :The long road to success

    A hepatologist and academic, a wife and a mother of two, Dr Ellie Barnes delighted researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science talk, held on Wednesday the 20th of November 2013. Her presentation entitled: Women in Science – the joys and the juggles, highlighted the ups and downs of balancing a career in science, particularly as a working mother. Currently balancing three major projects: leading a £5 million collaboration called Stop HCV, trialling a powerful new Hepatitis C vaccine, and studying B cell immunology and IgG4 systemic disease, Ellie is now at a senior level in her career. But she admited that getting to this point hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. Having her first child while studying her PhD and second just before receiving her intermediate MRC award, Ellie said it’s often hard to manage the demands of work and home, but being able to do what you love day in and day out makes it worth the struggle. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 16 min
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    Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science

    Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science

    Dame Bridget Ogilvie discusses her life and illustrious scientific career, at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science series. From studying rural science in Australia to researching immune responses to parasites in Cambridge, Dame Bridget Ogilvie has dedicated her own career to building and supporting the research careers of others.
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    • 28 min
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    Irene Tracey: Women in Science

    Irene Tracey: Women in Science

    Irene Tracey gives a passionate insight into her career and how she balances work and life. As she puts it 'A scientific career is not an easy one to choose: it’s tough and competitive'. Irene Tracey is the co-founder and director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB). Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 32 min

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