Unsung sheroes of INDIAN SCIENCE

Unsung sheroes of INDIAN SCIENCE

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Anandibai Joshee Anandibai-Joshee 
One of the first Indian women doctors who learned and practiced western medicine. Her life was one of struggle. Losing her child impelled her to become a doctor & went abroad to study medicine in Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.


Janaki-Ammal   Janaki Ammal 
  Janaki Ammal in the 1900s took up botany, an unusual choice for women then and later pursued scientific   research in cytogenetics and phytogeography. She worked in the UK and returned to India to serve as        Director-General of the Botanical Survey of India.



Asima-Chatterjee Asima chatterjee
Asima Chatterjee earned respect for her work as a chemist in organic chemistry and phytochemistry, which studies chemicals we get from  plants. She  is  known  for   her     research   on vinca   alkaloids   and   the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs



Sunetra-Gupta  Sunetra Gupta 
  Sunetra Gupta is a woman of many talents; she is a  novelist  as  well   as  a   professor   of   Theoretical   Epidemiology at the University of Oxford. Her field of interest is research in infectious diseases like flu and    malaria, using mathematical models. She studied at Princeton and then received her   doctorate   from       the University of London. Sunetra earned the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin award for her valuable    scientific research.


Dr. Indira Hinduja Indira-Hinduja 
Dr. Indira Hinduja, a gynecologist, obstetrician and infertility specialist from Mumbai delivered India’s first test tube baby. She introduced the gamete intra-fallopian transfer which led to the birth of India’s first GIFT baby. Her contribution has been published in several national and international medical journals.


dr-suman-sahai  Dr. Suman Sahai 
 The Gene Campaign in India works to better food, nutrition and livelihoods. The woman who built the  organisation is Dr. Suman Sahai, the recipient of the Padma Shri, the Borlaug and the outstanding  woman achiever awards. Her unyielding determination made the Government sit up and take notice of  the effects of genetically-modified crops and the problems Indian farmers face.


Dr. Aditi Pantdr-aditi-pant
The first Indian woman to visit the frozen Antarctica in 1983, Dr. Aditi Pant is a reputed oceanographer. She contributed towards the third Indian venture to Antarctica and received the Antarctica award for the same. She has worked at the National Institute of Oceanography and the National Chemical Laboratory.



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