Women in science setting sail for Antarctica

16 Aug 2018

Three University of Queensland researchers are among a group of 100 female scientists from around the world taking part in a year-long leadership scheme culminating in an Antarctic voyage.

They are part of the fourth group selected for the prestigious Homeward Bound program, which aims to create a global network of women in science who can influence policy and decision making.

The Institute for Molecular Bioscience’s Dr Anna Vinkhuyzen and Hana Starobova and Dr Emma Kennedy from the Global Change Institute have teamed up with fellow Queenslanders, Bianca Das and Karen Aitken from CSIRO, to raise funds for the trip.     

Co-founder and UQ and ARC Centre for Excellence of Environmental Decisions Research Fellow Dr Justine Shaw said in just a few years, Homeward Bound had prompted changes for the women who had taken part.

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