Celebrating International Women’s Day

Learn more about a few of our featured female scientists

Today, March 8, 2020, marks International Women’s Day. ZEISS Research Microscopy applauds the many women scientists across the globe who are driving research forward. Read a few examples of women scientists profiled on our blog and how their efforts are contributing to advancement of many different fields in science and technology.

Dr. Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva uses X-ray and electron microscopy to study novel polymers.

Dr. Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva leads the X-ray imaging group at the Chair Mikrostrukturbasiertes Materialdesign – mikroMD at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Learn how her recent work contributed to the discovery of man-made polymers that are similar in flexibility and strength as spider silks.

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Focusing on breast cancer at Johns Hopkins University, USA, Dr. Saraswati Sukumar’s research aims to save patients the difficulties related to treatment and improve the ability to assess therapies. Furthering early detection, also in developing countries, will pave the way to advancing and applying the right treatment. Sukumar and her team are taking advantage of newly discovered molecular alterations in breast cancer. Read more.

The Sukumar laboratory is to obtain a molecular profile of breast cancer and to apply this knowledge to the early detection, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer.
Hermitage Deputy Director and Chief Curator Svetlana B. Adaksina at the Art of Restoration conference

Svetlana B. Adaksina is Chief Curator at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. In this interview, she discusses the Art of Restoration conference that took place at her museum and the challenges around restoring cultural heritage.

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Dr. Silvia Vignolini of the University of Cambridge studies plant structures and how they manipulate light to obtain brilliant and iridescent colors. Read this article on how she visited the National Museum of Kenya to study a rare plant fossil with fruits that are a a striking example of iridescent coloration in plants.

Dr. Silvia Vignolini of the University of Cambridge studying plant fossils at the National Museum of Kenya.

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