Athena SWAN Annual Lecture

26th Jun 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm

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‘Bugs, bites and parasites’ – Professor Janet Hemingway, CBE

Edge Hill University’s annual Athena SWAN Lecture will be presented by internationally renowned researcher, Director of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Insect Molecular Biology, Janet Hemingway CBE.

Professor Hemingway will deliver an inspiring lecture on her career journey and her role as Senior Technical Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Professor Hemingway initially trained as a geneticist and now leads a team of over 450 people based in Liverpool, Malawi and other tropical locations. She has 38 years’ experience working on the biochemistry and molecular biology of specific enzyme systems associated with xenobiotic resistance, and has been involved in projects with funding in excess of £60million, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

Janet is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal Society and the American Academy of Microbiology. In 2010, she was also elected as a Foreign Associate to the National Academy of Scientists. Janet has achieved a wealth of accolades in medical sciences and public health, including a CBE for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors.

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

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