List of female scientists in the 21st century

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This is a list of notable women scientists who have been active in the 21st century.

Albania[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • Anne Astin (graduated 1976), biochemist active in dairy development
  • Katherine Belov (born 1973), Australian geneticist, Tasmanian devil cancer researcher
  • Suzanne Cory (born 1942), Australian molecular biologist
  • Jean Finnegan, Australian scientist, researches flowering processes and epigenetic regulation in plants
  • Naomi McClure-Griffiths, American-Australian astrophysicist. Discovered a new arm of the Milky Way galaxy
  • Jessica Melbourne-Thomas, (graduated 2002), marine ecologist and ecosystem modeller with the Australian Antarctic Division
  • Sue O'Connor Australian archaeologist, discovered the world's oldest fish hooks which were found in an adult female's grave
  • Una M. Ryan, (1966) patented DNA test identifying the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium
  • Helen Alma Newton Turner (1908–1995), geneticist and statistician, expert on sheep genetics
  • Carden Wallace (fl. 1970–), marine biologist and museum director, expert on corals
  • Rachel Webster (born 1951), astrophysicist, educator
  • Mary E. White (born 1926), paleobotanist

Austria[edit]

Barbados[edit]

  • Velma Scantlebury, (1955) first woman of African descent to become a transplant surgeon in the U.S.

Belgium[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

  • Sonia Alconini (born 1965), Bolivian archaeologist of the Formative Period of the Lake Titicaca basin
  • Kathrin Barboza Marquez (born 1983), Bolivian biologist specializing in bat research

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

  • Margaret Chan (born 1947), Chinese (Hong Kong) health specialist, director-general of the World Health Organization
  • Zeng Rong, biochemist specializing in proteins
  • Jian Xu, CTO at IBM, software engineer
  • Zhao Yufen (born 1948), chemical engineer
  • Qian Zhengying (born 1923), Chinese hydrologist and politician
  • Lü Zhi (born 1965), giant panda expert and conservationist

Colombia[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Eva Syková (born 1944), neuroscientist researching spinal cord injury

Denmark[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

  • Idelisa Bonnelly (1931-), Dominican Republic marine biologist who created first sanctuary in the North Atlantic for humpback whales

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Guadeloupe[edit]

India[edit]

Iran[edit]

  • Maryam Mirzakhani, (1977-2017) was an Iranian-American mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University.
  • Saba Valadkhan Born:1974,Tehran Education:Columbia University an Iranian American biomedical scientist,and an Assistant Professor and RNA researcher at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Ālenush Teriān, (1920-2011) was an Iranian-Armenian astronomer and physicist and is called 'Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy'.
  • Mina J. Bissell is an Iranian-American biologist known for her research on breast cancer.
  • Pardis C. Sabeti is an Iranian-American computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist.
  • Roxana Moslehi, Ph.D. is a genetic epidemiologist. Most of her research is dedicated to the study of cancer and cancer precursors
  • Anousheh Ansari (Born: September 12, 1966, Mashhad) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems.
  • Reihaneh Safavi-Naini is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada

Iraq[edit]

  • Lihadh Al-Gazali (graduated 1973), geneticist, established a registry for congenital disorders in the United Arab Emirates

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • Maria Abbracchio (born 1956), Italian pharmacologist who works with purinergic receptors and identified GPR17. On Reuter's most cited list since 2006.
  • Daria Guidetti, astrophysicist with the INAF.
  • Chiara Nappi (graduated 1976), Italian particle physicist active in the US
  • Elisa Oricchio (born 1979), discovered that the protein EphA7 activates the tumor suppressor gene for patients with follicular lymphoma

Latvia[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Norway[edit]

  • Tine Jensen (born 1957), psychologist specializing in psychological trauma

Peru[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Russia[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

  • Gloria Lim (1930-), Singaporean mycologist, first woman Dean of the University of Singapore
  • Lisa Ng, virologist

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

South Korea[edit]

  • Ju-Lee Kim (graduated 1991), mathematician, educator, now in the United States
  • Myeong-Hee Yu (born 1954), South Korean microbiologist

Switzerland[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

  • Chung-Pei Ma (born 1966), astrophysicist, now in the United States

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

  • Svitlana Mayboroda (born 1981), mathematician, educator, researching harmonic analysis and partial differential equations

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

  • Mayly Sánchez (born ca. 1975) astrophysicist studying neutrinos, awarded the US PECASE Prize in 2011

Vietnam[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akademik Asociuar Afërdita Veveçka" [Academic associate Afërdita Veveçka]. akad.gov.al (in Albanian). Tirana, Albania: Academy of Sciences of Albania. 2017. Archived from the original on 20 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.