Nobel Scientist Tim Hunt under fire over recent remarks

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SEOUL: Nobel prize winner scientists Tim Hunt said there should be separate labs for man and women.

According to a Nobel laureate, who said the trouble with “girls” is that they cause men to fall in love with them and cry when criticised.

He said “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls … three things happen when they are in the lab … You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry.”

Tim Hunt, an English biochemist who admitted that he has a reputation for being a “chauvinist”, said to the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul.

Hunt said he was in favour of separate gender labs, adding that he didn’t want to “stand in the way of women”.

The 72-year-old, who won the 2001 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine, made the remarks when addressing a convention of senior female scientists and science journalists.