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27 Oct 2017
“I shouldn’t be here” said Dr. David Kent to a mostly female audience which barely filled the first few rows of the lecture theatre. Dr. Kent, living in Cambridge, was referring to the struggle by the organisers to find a male scientist, working in Germany, who was willing to talk about equality in Science. Here lies the problem. On October 9th, 2017 the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine ...
27 Oct 2017
This year the association of young researchers of the Institute Curie (ADIC), the student organization of Pasteur (StaPa) and the Central European Institutes of Technology (CEITEC) organized a joint retreat in Brno (Czech Republic). Prof. Adrian Liston was one of the invited keynote speaker. In addition to an excellent scientific talk Prof Liston also spiced up this retreat with a truly inspiring ...
27 Oct 2017
On Wednesday 11th October we held two unconscious bias workshops at CeMM – a morning session for administrative team leaders and LIBRA project managers, and an afternoon session for our Principal Investigators. Based on the excellent recommendation of the Babraham Institute, we engaged Femi Otitoju, Training Director from Challenge Consultancy in the UK to carry out the workshops. In selling the ...
9 Aug 2017
The LIBRA recruitment guidelines have been published in May 2017 and were updated in August to make a clearer distinction between personality and fit , and also to place a greater emphasis on the importance of considering personality when recruiting. Below you can read the updated section from page 14 of the hand book. Structured independent interviews When hiring for a senior position, aim to ...
29 Jun 2017
Back in 2015 CRG started the initiative to reach out a supportive hand to a particular group of the institute´s community, to those scientists who are combining excellent and ambitious scientific career with the parental duties. Being scientifically successful often demands flexible working hours which are an additional challenge for parents. Studies show that women are the ones who are mostly ...
29 Jun 2017
Based on their very definition, projects such as LIBRA are intended to lead to a long-term change at the level of the institution and its overall culture. For this reason, it is essential to implement the gender equality plan in a manner that is sustainable and that depends neither on the duration of the project implementation, nor on any particular individuals in the project team. In this ...
28 Jun 2017
On June 8, 2017, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland hosted a “Women in Science” event for PhD students and postdocs from life science research institutes in the Basel area. 170613_wis_fmi_web_1.jpg FMI director Susan Gasser welcomed the more than 60 participants – from the FMI, Swiss TPH, Biozentrum and Basel University Hospital Department of ...
28 Jun 2017
It is June 13th, the sun is shining in Paris and temperatures are rising. The first participants of the LIBRA Career Development Compass are starting to arrive at the BDD, the Genetics and Developmental Biology building at Institut Curie (IC). Half an hour later, Graça Raposo , head of Training Unit of IC and Renata Basto , leader of the GEP team at IC welcome the 20 participants, female post- ...
23 Jun 2017
For the " My Life in Science ” seminar series The Babraham Institute has hosted women and men of diverse backgrounds - from senior scientists to young group leaders and people from outside academia. All of them presented their very personal view on their life in science. We are now collecting some of these stories to make them available as an inspirational resource. adrian.png The first case ...
21 Jun 2017
Last May 15th the Gender Equality Plan (GEP ) team at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) convened for one of the scheduled periodic meetings. The meeting was the occasion for discussing the state of the art of the actions as well as for sharing views and perspectives on the impact of the GEP ten months after its official launch. All team members agreed that the GEP implementation is still ...

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