08 November 2011
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 6new Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows (DHFs) for 2011. The scientists started taking up their new posts at institutions across the UK in October.
The Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme supports excellent scientists and engineers at an early stage of their career. It is designed to help successful candidates progress to permanent academic positions across the UK. It is aimed specifically at researchers who require a flexible working pattern and is particularly popular with female scientists.
The new DHFs are working on projects which include studying hepatitis C virus delivery to the liver and the development of a miniature wide-band radiometer that has applications terrestrially and in space.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
Dr Paula Alexandre - King's College London
Identifying the self-renewal mechanisms of neural progenitors and Stem Cells
Dr MariaGimenez Lopez - University of Nottingham
Nano-Magnets in Carbon Nanostructures
Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan - University of Cambridge
Electrocaloric effects in ferroelectrics
Dr Zania Stamataki - University of Birmingham
Hepatitis C virus delivery to the liver: distinct strategies used in B & T cells
Dr Hanna Sykulska-Lawrence - University of Oxford
A Novel Miniature Wide-band Radiometer for Terrestrial and Space Applications
Dr Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo - University of Bristol
Cyanobacteria’s impact on nutrient cycles and climate change in early earth
For further information on any of the projects listed above or to arrange interviews with the scientists appointed please contact the Royal Society press office.