Dame Kay Davies wins WISE Lifetime Achievement Award

The Wellcome Trust is delighted to congratulate Dame Kay Davies, Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy, University of Oxford and Deputy Chair of the Trust, on being awarded the 2014 WISE Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presented by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, patron of WISE, this award celebrates Dame Kay’s achievements, her outstanding career researching Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and championing other women in science.

The WISE Awards are held annually to celebrate female talent in science, technology and engineering – from classroom to boardroom – and recognise the efforts of advisors, employers and other organisations to encourage and support women in STEM careers. 2014 marks the 30th year of the WISE Campaign.

Professor Jane Clark, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, was also nominated, for the WISE Champion Award for an individual who has been influential to others in promoting female talent, both in and outside their own organisation.

The Wellcome Trust also co-sponsors the WISE Research Award, alongside the Institution of Engineering and Technology, which was won this year by Dr Sarah Bohndiek from the Cancer Research UK Institute at the University of Cambridge, for her use of physics and engineering to develop a tool for early cancer detection.