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Interview with Professor Elizabeth Blackburn

March 23, 2015

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 with her graduate student, Carol Greider, and collaborator Jack Szostak for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. This discovery has had tremendous implications for cancer and ageing research. Professor Blackburn is one of only 47 female Nobel Laureates thus far. She is a regular attendee at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and is a role model to young female scientists across the world. We interviewed Prof. Blackburn on her recent visit to London for International Women’s Day.

The interview was conducted by Henrietta Howells and Stephanie Forkel. The latter got to know Professor Blackburn during the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2014.

 

To read the interview click here:

http://www.lindau-nobel.org/professor-elizabeth-blackburn-on-unconscious-biases/

 

 

 

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