Women of the Future

Women of the Future is a unique event designed to inspire the next generation of female STEMM professionals. 

  • Women of the Future 2018 is taking place on Wednesday 28 November

First launched in 2015, this year’s will be the fourth event, building on the resounding success of the previous two conferences.

We will shortly be announcing the programme.

The lack of women in STEMM continues to be a real cause for concern for employers. At the John Innes Centre we are commited to promoting equality and diversity for all our staff and students, in turn realising the immense value of inspiring the next generation of female STEMM professionals.


Our Keynote Speaker in 2017 was Dr Emily Grossman, an internationally acclaimed science author, public speaker and TV personality. An expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens' College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research, Emily also trained and worked as an actress, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, educator, writer and trainer.

Also speaking at the event was Manjit Dosanjh, who is Senior Advisor for Medical Applications at CERN. She joined CERN in 2000 where she works on applying particle physics-derived technologies in the field of life sciences. She was key in launching the European Network for Light Ion Hadron Therapy (ENLIGHT), a multidisciplinary platform that aims at a coordinated effort towards particle therapy research in Europe, and was appointed Coordinator in 2006. 


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