Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Women in Science

The Women in Science meeting is an informal round table discussion with invited female CDBS- seminar speakers who will talk about their careers and share their experience as women in science.

The motivation behind this initiative is to provide role models for female researchers. The current low representation of women in the higher ranks of academia is a great concern in the UK and in European science in general.

Studies have shown that although men and women are equally represented at the PhD-student level, women leave science in disproportionate higher numbers at the postdoc level and even more so at the group-leader level.

The reasons for the drop out are complex, ranging from imposed to self-imposed discrimination. These studies pointed out the importance of role models and mentoring schemes

Women in Science - Resources and links

 

For any question or suggestion regarding these meetings please contact:

Nathalie Rochefort (n.rochefort@ed.ac.uk) or Norah Spears (Norah.Spears@ed.ac.uk).

 

Upcoming events

Past events

 
2018

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CDBS-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Professor Asya Rolls, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of MedicineTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

Thursday, March 15th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: 174

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CDBS-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Professor Johanna Höög (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Thursday, January 25th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: 174

 

 
2017

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CDBS-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Dr. Hannah Monyer (Heidelberg University, Germany)

 Friday, October 6th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CCDBS-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Dr Marion Silies (ENI Göttingen)

Tuesday, June 6th,  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:174

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CIP-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Dr Arantza Barrios (UCL)

Tuesday, 2 May 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:174

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CIP-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Dr Valentina Emiliani (Paris Descartes University)

Monday, 7 March 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CIP-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Dr Sandrine Geranton (UCL)

Tuesday, February 7th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:174

 
2016

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CIP-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Dr Stephanie Schorge (UCL)

Friday, 4 November 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

 

Women in Science

Round-table discussion for researchers. Female CIP-seminar speakers will talk about their careers and share their experince as women in science.

Speaker: Prof Gillian Bates (UCL)

Friday, 23rd September  11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Mary Pickford Lecture

This year's annual lecture will be delivered by Prof Gillian Bates (UCL) on 23 September in the Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot.

Announcement and award of the Alison Douglas Prize for the best PhD thesis will be made at 12:45 pm; lecture starts at 1 pm.

Insights into the Molecular Basis of Huntington’s Disease – from Gene to Therapy.

Mary Pickford Lecture

Prof Gillian Bates' research profile

Dr Shen-Ju Chou  (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Friday, 3rd June 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6

Prof Mala Shah's research profile

 

2015

Dr Madeline Lancaster (LMB Cambridge)

Friday, 6th November 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6

Prof Carol Ann Mason (Columbia University)

Thursday, 24th September 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Prof Carol Mason's research profile 

Dr Antonella de Matteis (Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Italy)

Friday, 24th March 10:00am - 11:00am - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Dr Antonella de Matteis' research profile

Prof Suzanne L. Dickson (University of Gothenburg)

Friday, 13th January 9:30am - 10:30am - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Prof. Suzanne L. Dickson's research profile

Prof Annette Dolphin (UCL)

Friday, 30th January 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Venue:  Hugh Robson Building, room:174

Prof Annette Dolphin's research profile

 
 2014

Dr Sylvie Schneider-Maunoury (University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris)

Friday, 31st October 9:30 am - 10:30 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, G06

Dr Sylvie Schneider-Maunoury's research profile

Dr Dawn Livingstone (CIP, University of Edinburgh)

Friday, 10th October 11am - 12pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, G06

Dawn Livingstone's research profile

Dr Maria Doitsidou (University of Stavanger, Norway)

Friday, 22nd of Aug 3 pm - 4 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, G06

Dr Maria Doitsido's research profile