Science through the ages - scientific breakthroughs made by women or people from ethnic minorities

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 4pm - 5pm

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Every year we hear who wins a Nobel prize and we know that these scientists have made important discoveries and well deserve this prize.

However, there are many scientists, whether they are male or female, white or from an ethnic minority background who haven't received a prize like this and in some cases their contributions have been brushed over. In this lecture we explore the stories of some of these people who have been largely forgotten and celebrate the diversity of the scientific community.

Anja is a biologist by training and did her degree and PhD in Germany. She came to the UK initially for a three year postdoctoral position at the University of Reading before moving to Imperial College London for another postdoctoral position. She was then offered a lectureship at the newly opened School of Pharmacy at UEA. Anja was promoted to Senior Lecturer and finally last year to Professor. She is researching chemokine receptors and how they are involved in cancer cell migration. She has been working on closing the attainment gap for students from ethnic minority backgrounds and creating a more inclusive environment at the University.