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


Professor Maria Fitzgerald, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, UCL

Thursday 10th November, 11.00am - 12.00pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Link Building, room: G31/SIDB Boardroom

Prof Maria Fitzgerald's research profile

Dr Kate Ellacott, Associate Professor in Biomedical Neuroscience, University of Exeter 

Monday 9th May, 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Link Building, room: G31

Dr Kate Ellacott's research profile


Dr Serena Dudek, Neurobiology Laboratory/ Synaptic & Developmental Plasticity Group, NIEHS, North Carolina, US

Thursday, 6th February 04:15 pm - 05:15 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: 174

Dr Serena Dudek's research profile


Prof Marian Joëls, Department of Translational Neuroscience, Utrect, Netherlands


Thursday, 26th September 10.30 am - 11.30am - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6


Prof Ans van Pelt, Center for Reproductive Medicine,  UMC Amsterdam

Thursday, 29th November 11:00 am - 12:00 am. Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6

Prof Ans van Pelt's research profile

Prof Maria Spillantini, Professor of Molecular Neurology Dept Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge

Thursday, 18th October 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm. Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: 174

Prof Maria Spillantini's research profile

Dr Tara Keck, Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL

Thursday, May 31st, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: 174

Dr Tara Keck's research profile

Prof 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

Prof Asya Rolls' research profile

Prof Johanna Höög (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

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

Prof Johanna Höög's research profile


Dr Hannah Monyer (Heidelberg University, Germany)

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

Prof Hannah Monyer's research profile

Dr Marion Silies (ENI Göttingen)

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

Dr Marion Silies' research profile 

Dr Arantza Barrios (UCL)

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

Dr Arantza Barrios' research profile

Dr Valentina Emiliani (Paris Descartes University)

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

Dr Valentina Emiliani's research profile

Dr Sandrine Geranton (UCL)

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

Dr Sandrine Geranton's research profile


Dr Stephanie Schorge (UCL)

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

Dr Stephanie Schorge' research profile

Prof Gillian Bates (UCL)

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

 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

Dr. Shen-Ju Chou's research profile

Prof Mala Shah (UCL, London)

Friday, 18th March 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6

Prof Mala Shah's research profile


Dr Madeline Lancaster (LMB Cambridge)

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

Dr Madeline Lancaster's research profile

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


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