About this Research Topic
At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are discouraging girls and women away from science-related fields, and STEM research in particular. Science and gender equality are, however, essential to ensure sustainable development as highlighted by UNESCO. In order to change traditional mind sets, gender equality must be promoted, stereotypes defeated, and girls and women should be encouraged to pursue STEM careers.
Therefore, Frontiers in Virology is proud to offer this platform to promote the work of women scientists, across all fields of Virology.
The work published here highlights the diversity of research performed across the entire breadth of human, animal, plant, microbial and environmental Virology and presents advances in theory, experiment, and methodology with applications to compelling problems. Additionally, we encourage authors to take advantage of the wide range of article types accepted for submission to Frontiers (https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/virology#article-types) to publish articles focusing on the work of female virologists from a historical perspective.
Please note: to be considered for this collection, the first, last or corresponding author should be a researcher who identifies as a woman. We encourage the lead female authors to write a short bio (400 words) about their work and academic experience.
Keywords: biochemistry, chemistry, classification, biology and molecular biology, genetics, pathogenesis of infection, structural and functional biology, #CollectionSeries
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