Indian Origin Biochemist on UK's Most Influential Women List alongside Meghan MarkleNRI News

June 01, 2018 13:18
Indian Origin Biochemist on UK's Most Influential Women List alongside Meghan Markle

(Image source from: The Vogue 25)

An Indian-origin biochemist has been titled as the 25 most influential and aspirational women in the United Kingdom by Vogue magazine, alongside the likes of actress-turned-royal Meghan Markle, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and the bestselling author J K Rowling.

Priyanka Joshi, in the 'The Vogue 25'  has been selected for her cutting-edge research in the inaugural. The list included artists, activists and executives across respective fields.

"Priyanka Joshi had barely completed her PhD when 'Forbes' named her one of the most important young faces in science. A research fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, the 29-year-old sits at the cutting edge of Alzheimer's research, and has been praised for her ground-breaking work building a 'library' of drug-like molecules to target irregular proteins that cause degenerative brain diseases," notes the citation on the young biochemist.

"With dementia now the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, her early breakthroughs and research could not be more vital," it adds in reference to Ms Joshi, who completed her MSc in Biotechnology from University of Pune before moving to the UK.

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex after her wedlock with Prince Harry earlier this month, is delineated as a bonzer cast of leaders defining and redefining the way we live now.    

"Almost overnight, the 36-year-old has become one of the most recognizable women in the world. But her influence stretches far beyond the ceaseless coverage of her style - as a bi-racial campaigning feminist from America, she is helping to forge a new 21st-century identity for the monarchy," it notes.

The youngest on the list of 'The vogue 25' is Dua Lipa, 22, a singer who won two Brit Awards for her music this year and is branded by vogue as a culture definer.

By Sowmya Sangam

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