METTLER TOLEDO Celebrates Women in Science

METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the launch of the Women in Science Interview Series in conjunction with LabX Media Group and the Scientista Foundation.
 
 
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MIDLAND, Ontario - April 3, 2014 - PRLog -- METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the launch of theWomen in Science Interview Series in conjunction with LabX Media Group and the Scientista Foundation.While women are as likely as men to major in the sciences asundergraduates, they remain underrepresented in the leadership oflaboratories throughout the world. Countries like the United States,which is already struggling to remain competitive in an increasinglysophisticated global science scene, lose ground every time a womanchooses to put her scientific curiosity on hold and seek alternate careers.

To celebrate the accomplishments of women in science, and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps, METTLER TOLEDO has partnered with The Scientista Foundation and LabX Media Group to conducta series of six interviews with influential North American scientists to highlight their achievements andcontributions, and to ask them what advice they have for the next generation of scientific pioneers.

The women selected for our interviews have shown ingenuity, not just in tackling everyday challenges that come with the leadership roles they hold, which are often enormous, but also in the ways they have approached the frustrating scarcity of female leaders in their fields.

First Interviewee—Dr. Elodie Ghedin

Hosted by Elise Andrew, founder of Facebook’s fastest growing science page “I F*cking Love Science,” the interviews will air the second week of every month from April through September. The first interview, scheduled to be released officially on April 11 at www.science-women.com will feature Dr. Elodie Ghedin.

Dr. Ghedin, a Professor in New York University’s Department of Biology, is one of the world’s foremost parasitologists whose work focuses primarily on the evolutionary genomics of infectious agents, neglected tropical diseases, microbiome, and virus metagenomic studies. Her pioneering work in harnessing the power of genomic sequencing techniques to generate critical insights about human pathogens won her a prestigious MacArthur Grant in 2011.

For more information on the Women in Science Series, visit www.science-women.com.

About LabX Media Group

LabX Media Group is a fast-growing business-to-business publishing company serving the scientific research market with three primary business units. Started in 1995, LabX (http://www.labx.com) is an online marketplace to buy and sell laboratory equipment and related products via auctions and fixed-price classified ads.  Lab Manager (http://www.labmanager.com/)magazine and related digital platforms helps lab professionals run their run like business by covering the latest trends and developments in the research lab, including leadership and staffing, lab safety, and new lab product and technologies.  Through innovative print articles, online stories, and multimedia features, The Scientist (http://www.the-scientist.com)explores the latest scientific discoveries, trends in life science research, innovative techniques, new technology, business, and careers.

About METTLER TOLEDO

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments markets and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development.

About The Scientista Foundation

The Scientista Foundation is a media company and national network dedicated to bridging the gaps between established professionals and female students interested in pursuing careers in the sciences.  Scientista seeks to serve as a one stop, comprehensive online resource for aspiring campus women in STEM. By offering mentorship, advice, resources, and opportunities, they hope to help young women across the country realize their career goals.

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