Congratulations go Professor Athene Donald, professor of experimental physics at Cambridge University. She has become the second British scientist in the programme's 11-year history to be made a laureate of the For Women In Science awards, sponsored by L'Oréal-Unesco. Only one laureate is chosen per continent each year, so it is a real honour. She was been chosen because of her groundbreaking work on hip replacements and early testing for Alzheimers disease. I am especially pleased for Athene, as she is one of the women I interviewed for my forthcoming book on women who have been successful in male-dominated fields,to be published in 2009. You can read more about her award in The Observer.