Video portraits of inspiring women in translational medicine
Public perception of science is still dominated by the image of men, and male scientists are interviewed and quoted more frequently in the media than their female colleagues. Therefore, the BIH wants to represent women scientists with its portrait series and illustrate their inspiring contribution to translational research, from basic research to clinical application. In 2018, BIH accompanied the following scientists to get an insight about their amazing research at the BIH translational research commons (BIH, Charité and Max Delbrück Center). Science is diverse!
"For me, being a scientist means constantly discovering something new and learning new things all my life."
"For me, being a scientist means trying to solve problems without restrictions or guidelines."
"For me, being a scientist means the opportunity to have a really diverse and interesting job that excites me every day. "
"For me, being a scientist means being curious, staying curious, and not being satisfied with existing answers to questions, but actually coming up with, and asking the questions yourself."
"For me, being a scientist means living research. This means that data itself has no value. Data must be brought to life and we are working to make data actually come to life."
"For me, being a scientist means always being curious, being open to new things, and learning as much as possible."
"For me, being a scientist means having to work very creatively, but also very hard, and with a lot of freedom."
Ta Thi-Minh Tam
"For me, being a scientist means working with patients, taking the time to read papers, developing new research ideas with colleagues."