Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, Júlia Seixas, Maria Ascensão Reis and Paula Sobral, FCT NOVA professors and researchers, are the most recent honoured women of the book "Women in Science" launched at International Women's Day by “Ciência Viva”.
The book brings together photographs and quotations from more than 100 scientists from the most different areas. "We invited emeritus researchers, senior scientists and young people at the beginning of their careers and tried to address the widest possible range of areas of knowledge and geography," says Rosalia Vargas, President of “Ciência Viva”.
For Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and a researcher at LAQV / Requimte, inspiring others to embrace the challenge of helping to turn the industry greener is a great passion that leads to the laboratory, the classroom and to day-to-day life. "
Júlia Seixas, professor and president of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and a researcher at CENSE, says: "It fascinates me to investigate how we can be happy by preserving the natural cycles that regulate everything we are."
Maria Ascensão Reis, professor at the Chemistry Department and researcher at UCIBIO, says that "making science gives us the opportunity to contribute to the training of young researchers".
"It moves my curiosity and the challenge of responding to the growing impacts of human activities on the ocean, in particular the global problem of plastic and microplastic pollution that is my cause today, for a better world," explains Paula Sobral, a professor of the Department of Engineering and Environmental Science and researcher at MARE.
The book can be consulted online here.