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Leading women academics from Oxford and Cambridge took part in a panel discussion today about pathways to success in science.

Professor Dame Kay E Davies and Professor Dame Carol Robinson from Oxford, and Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan and Professor Ottoline Leyser from Cambridge answered questions from students and researchers, moderated by Professor Jane Langdale from Oxford.

They discussed their career experiences and the lessons they have learned about how to succeed in science.

The discussion was part of day long programme including the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester and Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lectures.

Plant scientist Professor Ottoline Leyser delivered a lecture entitled 'Thinking like a vegetable: how plants decide what to do' and immunologist and infectious diseases researcher Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan delivered a lecture entitled 'Lessons for human tuberculosis and its treatment from the zebrafish'.