The number of women in executive positions is slowly rising but still at a rather low level. This is also true for research institutions. However, starting a family still too often means the end of a promising career for female scientists. In order to better combine work and family life, three UNESCO-L'Oréal awards are given to excellent German female scientists each year. This year, Dr. Irina Dudanova receives the prestigious award. The mother of a seven-month-old daughter is a project leader at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology. The focus of her research are toxic protein aggregates found in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson or Huntington. The award ceremony has taken place in Berlin on April 18, 2016.
For more information please read press release: Irina Dudanova receives "For Women in Science award"