International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On 11 February, we're celebrating women and girls in science - not only at Strathclyde but around the world. Currently, less than only 30% of the world’s researchers are women.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science, launched by the UN, calls for actions to remove all barriers that hold women back while celebrating those who are leading the innovation.
Here are some of our amazing Strathclyde Women in Science who are all working towards different goals and achievements across the sector.
To me, it seems ridiculous that we would want a scientific workforce, shaping our future, that isn’t representative of who we all are.
"At Strathclyde, the course has been everything I hoped it would be. It’s fast-paced and it’s innovative. At times it’s forced me to delve into my creative energy. You’re going into unknown areas. One of the first things I did on the course was to create a prototype app for people with rheumatoid arthritis in their hands."
"The eSMART study is a European randomised controlled trial in five countries across Europe of our mobile phone-based remote patient monitoring system to support patients with cancer during their chemotherapy treatment."
The staff were excellent at providing me with extremely useful knowledge throughout my degree. They were supportive throughout, and encouraged me to take part in as many opportunities as I could.
"Cancer was the course I always wanted to do. It includes care-targeted therapies and advanced biomedical research labs and quite a few new subjects which are included are drug discovery and targeted therapies."
"I got a very good job in Malaysia. I'm a Pharmacist, a registered Pharmacist. I can open my own pharmacy but I decided to come here to do my postgraduate study."
The MPharm programme is a professional degree, so most students that apply are interested in becoming a pharmacist and that’s what the programme allows them to become. However, there are many other opportunities that the programme provides such as working in the industry.
"Personally, for me, the most important aspect of the course was the mock outdoor crime scene exercise where students were asked to collect evidence from the scene and come back to the laboratory and analyse the evidence."
"We've developed some new seek-and-destroy nanomedicines...and we've demonstrated that intravenous administration of this nanomedicine led to the complete disappearance of 70% of one type of [prostate cancer] tumour, and 50% of another type of [prostate cancer] tumour."