EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017 finalists:  WatchFrog

Barbara Demeneix

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Barbara Demeneix is professor of Physiology at the Natural History Museum in Paris, where she studies evolution of hormone systems. She invented and brought to market the first method for screening chemicals and environmental samples using genetically-engineered fluorescent embryos. She co-founded WatchFrog, a company marketing biological tests for screening chemicals and assessing water quality. She is active in many international committees and has been recognised for her mentoring, particularly of young women scientists (Nature Mentorship Award, 2011). WatchFrog has participated in six actions that received EU funding from the 7th Framework Programme for Research, of which two are still ongoing.

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