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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

Implemented by UNESCO, this day is celebrated every year on 11 February to promote women and girls in science, and promote full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls.

To mark the day, we asked two of PREMSTEM’s female researchers for their reflections of being a woman undertaking a career in science.

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Introducing Doctor Daan Ophelders

Daan coordinates the large animal work carried out by the Department of Pediatrics at Maastricht University, including unique longitudinal studies in which consequences of perinatal inflammatory stress are assessed prenatally until adulthood

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Introducing Ms Ezgi Şengün

Ezgi is a PhD student in the Laboratory of Medical Immunology at Radboudumc working with Professor Irma Joosten and Doctor Renate van der Molen

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Introducing Doctor Ivo Bendix

A researcher at Universitätsklinikum Essen, Ivo is looking at improving the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neonatal white matter injury and evaluating potential new therapies in relevant experimental models

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Introducing Doctor Megan Finch-Edmondson

Megan is a research fellow at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, building capacity for stem cell research for cerebral palsy by securing funding, conducting research, facilitating research collaboration, and leading consumer engagement

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Introducing Ms Aisling Walsh

Aisling is Senior Project Manager at the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants and proud of its work in advancing healthcare and support for newborns and their families worldwide

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