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Women in Science: A Glass Half Full – Talk by Professor Ottoline Leyser

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6-6.25pm: drinks reception, 6.30-7.30: talk and Q&A

Ottoline Leyser is Professor of Plant Development and Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses in understanding how plants adapt their growth and development according to the environment in which they are growing. In particular she is interested in how plants balance and rebalance growth across their shoot systems and between their shoots and roots in response to changing nutrient availability.

Professor Leyser received her BA (1986) and PhD (1990) in Genetics from the University of Cambridge. After a period of post-doctoral research at Indiana University, she returned to the UK and took up a Lectureship at the University of York (1994), where worked until moving to the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, in 2011. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Member of EMBO and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. She was awarded a CBE in the 2009 New Year Honours list.

Professor Leyser’s personal interests include equality and diversity in science and influences on research culture. She is currently chair of the Athena Forum and has previously published a book, “Mothers in Science: 64 ways to have it all.” She is also Deputy Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Free event, please pre-book, e: miriam.berg@anglia.ac.uk, t: 01223 695060

The talk is part of our celebration of International Women’s Day.

This talk is part of the Anglia Ruskin University - Community Engagement series.

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