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Ursel Nendzig - RENÉE SCHROEDER

All molecules always in motion

This biography of the unconventional biochemist is an inspiration and invitation to all women to go their own way.

Renée Schroeder is a multi-faceted woman. A biochemist based in Vienna, she fought her way to the top of the international scientific community. No small undertaking for a woman in this field. Now in her 'unretirement', she has started a new career on her own farm, researching wild herbs. Renée Schroeder's life has never been conventional. Born in Brazil in 1953, her family moved to Luxembourg when she was a child and then to the Austrian town of Bruck an der Mur. After training in Munich, Paris and the US, she settled in Vienna to build her career. A staunch atheist, she has fought many battles relating to science and feminism. This is a compelling biography about an extraordinary and strong-minded woman.

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224 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701734887
Release date: 24.09.2019

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Author
Ursel Nendzig

born 1980. After studying Economics, Nendzig partook in a journalistic training. She is an editor for "Universum" magazine and a freelance author for several magazines and newspapers.

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Katharinensaal der Pfarre Atzgersdorf,
 Kirchenplatz 1, 1230 Wien

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