Professor Fiona Watt receives Women in Science Award

Written by Curtis Asante

Professor Fiona Watt has been announced as the winner of the 2016 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.

Professor Fiona Watt has received the award for uncovering the mechanisms that control mammalian epidermal stem cell renewal and differentiation, and for discovering how these processes are deregulated in cancer, wound healing and inflammatory skin disorders. As a stem cells expert she also played a key role in promoting the British government’s investments in stem cell research.

The FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award recognises outstanding achievements of female researchers in life sciences. Fiona Watt was also recognised for her commitment to gender issues, her leadership qualities and her active mentorship of junior scientists. In a series of interviews she held with 24 female scientists she exposed the barriers and challenges that women who pursue a career in science face.

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