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Issue 67 – March 2014

GCP News
Issue 67 – 7th March 2014

This special issue of GCP News celebrates International Women's Day tomorrow, with a detailed focus on women in science whose lives and work inspire change around them. We get up close and personal with a few GCP women science leaders. Few they are, but they bring a broad perspective from all around the world; working on cereals, legumes and root crops, using a variety of molecular-breeding methods, slick data management skills and the latest tools and technology. We learn how they cleared the hurdles of the science education marathon to the finishing line while others fell by the wayside, and all this, whilst balancing work, life and family.

First, we celebrate in name a starry selection of GCP women scientists:

Amelia Henry
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Cécile Grenier
Agropolis–Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)/Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)

Claudia Guimãraes
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil

Elizabeth Arnaud

Eva Weltzien
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Fernanda Dreccer
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Morag Ferguson
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Ruilian Jing
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
We next go multimedia, turning the limelight on some of our women scientists who will feature in our International Women's Day Multimedia Expo. They are...
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Generation Challenge Programme

Armin Bhuiya
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI)

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Elizabeth Parkes
Crops Research Institute (CRI) of Ghana's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), on leave of absence at IITA

Jonaliza Lanceras-Siangliw
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

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Marie-Noëlle Ndjiondjop
Africa Rice Center

Masdiar Bustamam
formerly of the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Research and Development (ICABIOGRAD)

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Rebecca Nelson
Cornell University, USA

Sigrid Heuer
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG)

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Soraya Leal-Bertioli
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil

Zeba Seraj
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Done with rapid introductions, and on to the celebratory Multimedia Expo!

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