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SiouxsieWi­les an ‘inspiring woman’


Microbiolo­gist SiouxsieWi­les has been ranked in the 2020 edition of the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influentia­l women. Wiles, a scientist at


University, made the list alongside the likes of

Sanna Marin, who leads

Finland’s all-female coalition government, Sarah Gilbert, who is heading Oxford University research into a coronaviru­s vaccine, and actress and activist Jane Fonda. The BBC saidWiles had been a ‘‘force of nature’’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme for this year’s listwas ‘‘women who led change’’, the BBC said.

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