Women in Physiology: poster competition
2015 marks 100 years of women's membership at The Physiological Society. To celebrate this milestone, we are running a number of activities throughout the year to look back at the contributions of women to physiology.
We invited schools to join this celebration by taking part in a competition focusing on the achievements of women who have won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Open to all 11-16 year-olds, students were invited to select one of the winners from the list below, research her discovery, and then produce a poster summarising their findings for The Society.
- May-Britt Moser, 2014, "for the discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain"
- "for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase"
- Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, 2008, "for the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus"
- Linda B. Buck, 2004, "for the discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system"
- Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, 1995, "for the discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development"
We are delighted to confirm that Elsie Moore, a 15 year-old from The Thomas Hardye School in Dorset, won the competition with her poster on Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, which can be downloaded below. The originality and creativity of her poster received much praise from the judges. As part of the prize, Elsie will receive a £50 Amazon gift voucher, a certificate and a visit from a female physiologist to her school.
We were really pleased with the variety of entries we received and would like to thank everyone who entered.