Siouxsie Wiles Makes BBC List of Inspiring Women

Scientist and public health communicator Siouxsie Wiles has been named on this year’s BBC list of 100 Women, a roll call of “inspiring and inspirational women from around the world”.

This year, the BBC reports, 100 Women is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.

“[UK-born Wells] has been a force of nature in New Zealand during the pandemic. She has collaborated with cartoonist Toby Morris to communicate the science of Covid-19; their work together includes the popular ‘flatten the curve’ visualisation, which has been translated into many languages and adapted by governments to help people understand lockdowns.

“She also heads the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland, where she and her team make bacteria glow in the dark in order to understand how infectious microbes make us sick, and to find new medicines.”

Original article by BBC, November 24, 2020.

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