International Day of Women and Girls in Science


Today, February 11, is the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

In connection with this day has made a presentation of a handful of (Nordic) female scientists who have presented themselves on Twitter with the hashtags #DressLikeAWoman and #ActualLivingScientist.

Among these was GenØk scientist Hermoine Jean Venter.

Use this link to see female Nordic scientists on

Hermoine is originally from South Africa, and got familiar with GenØk through an 18-month exchange program with North-West University, funded by Fredskorpset. Today she is a part of a project group doing research on antibiotic resistance in the environment.

GenØk congratulates all female scientists today!