What does it take to become a top scientist today? We spoke to five women scientists from Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait who studied in the UK and are now championing research & innovation in their countries. Each has their own unique and inspiring story about why they chose to study and work in STEM. Find out more about their journeys and start planning your own path to becoming a #Championsofscience.
#ChampionsofScience…Women in STEM
Women working in science, technology, engineering and math are making a real difference to research & innovation in their countries. Watch the inspiring stories of five women scientists and start thinking about how you can also become a #Championsofscience
Dr Hanan Al-Buflasa discovered a passion for renewable energy while growing up and today she is Assistant Professor at the University of Bahrain. She did an MSc and PhD in renewable energy at the University of Loughborough’s prestigious CREST research institute and uses her extensive knowledge to advise everyone from governments to individuals.
Dr Habiba Al Safar is an award winning scientist and the Director of Khalifa University Center for Biotechnology.
Dr Foutouh is a programme manager and research scientist on energy efficiency technologies at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Dr Nouf Al-Numair says: "Everyone told me I couldn’t study bioinformatics, but I did it." She went on to obtain a PhD in Bioinformatics at University College London and now works as an Assistant Professor at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre.
Dr Abeer is a medical geneticist at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman.
Dr Amel works at works at SIDRA Medical and Research Centre, a new cutting edge hospital set to open its doors in Qatar this year.
Dr Basma works at SAGIA, Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Authority where she leads the Kingdom’s efforts to drive private sector investments into the health sector.