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Confronting gender norms

Amelia Amemate [2020] has spent much of her life striving to challenge gender norms. Like many women in Ghana and elsewhere, she was expected to get married and focus on the home; at university, she faced sexism and hostility when she campaigned for women’s rights; and in the workplace, she was told her Afro hair […]

Study offers hope for future glaucoma treatment

Gene therapy has been used to regenerate damaged nerve fibres in the eye, in a discovery that could aid the development of new treatments for glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Gates Cambridge Scholar Dr Veselina Petrova [2015] is first author of Protrudin functions from the endoplasmic reticulum to support axon regeneration […]

Local approaches to global climate change issues

Aditi Mukherji’s PhD on groundwater access marked the beginning of a distinguished career which has seen her win an international prize for her work on eliminating global hunger and poverty, change water policy in West Bengal and be appointed as an author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s forthcoming report for global policymakers.    Aditi’s […]

Gates Cambridge Year of Engagement kicks off

Gates Cambridge Scholars will kick off a Year of Engagement this weekend to mark the importance of giving back to the community. Engagement has always been a big feature of the Gates Cambridge community and the Day of Engagement has long been one of the flagship activities of the Scholar community.  This year, for Gates […]