Science made seriously sexy

2012-07-28 15:46

Meet the brainy beauties who are donning white coats and looking through the microscope to save the world. Yolandi Groenewald tracked down South Africa’s brightest female scientists.

They spend their days isolating strains of diseases, peering into petri dishes and looking for little-known puzzle pieces to solve some of the most baffling scientific mysteries and increase the sum of human knowledge.

These women of science often go unnoticed while their sisters in the spotlight of success belt out songs on stage or pose in fashion magazines.

But these five women scientists City Press spoke to show that Bunsen burners and DNA analysis are the new sexy – and they know how to turn heads with jaw-dropping research.

The five are among 10 inspiring women scientists who were named as winners of the 2012 L’Oréal-Unesco Regional Fellowships For Women in Science in Sub-Saharan Africa.

They have been awarded fellowships of $20 000 (about R170 000) each to put towards their PhD research.

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