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Women Scientists - the challenges of juggling a family and a career (video)














Judith Klatt is a doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. She's also a mother, keen to fulfilf both her roles with equal vigor. She's being helped by a foundation set up by Nobel laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard.It provides financial support so Judith can pay for a day nursery. The foundation is pushing for the support to be expanded. There is a huge need for women in top scientific jobs. Only 17 percent of professors in Germany are women. The financial support is a small but hugely helpful step for Judith Klatt on her way to a career in scientific research.
 
 

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