Esther Lederberg

Esther Lederberg

In today’s post from the Women in Science series, we will present the figure of Esther Lederberg – a microbiologist, immunologist and geneticist. Initially, she studied literature, but was always drawn to biological sciences – she was a great lover...
Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin

Today another of the amazing women of science Women in Science – Mrs. Dorothy Hodgkin. English biochemist and crystallographer. The beginnings of her career, like that of most women adolescents in the early 20th century, were not easy. She had to overcome the...
Maria Kirch

Maria Kirch

Today, in the post from the Women in Science series, we present one of the first astronomers living at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, a German woman named Maria Kirch, also known as Maria Winkelmann. Maria never received a formal education because in the...
Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock

Today we will present the profile of the American botanist and geneticist Barbara McClintock. Mrs. Barbara has made many discoveries on the border of these two areas. By examining the genetic structure of maize, she illustrated, among others, how genetic traits are...
Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly

The heroine of the next entry in the Women in Science series is Marie Maynard Daly, an American, biochemist. She was the first African-American woman to earn a PhD in chemistry. In her scientific career, she has focused on the relationship between a healthy heart,...
Lisa Meitner

Lisa Meitner

In the next post from the Women in Science series, we will introduce Ms Lisa Meitner, one of the most outstanding nuclear scientists, an Austrian of Jewish origin, who worked in Germany during World War II, from where she had to flee – risking her life, because...