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

Prof Kate Jeffery, Head of School Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Glasgow

Thursday 9th November 2023, 3:30pm Venue: Hugh Robson Link Building, room: G31

Prof Kate Jeffery's research profile

Prof Maria Fitzgerald, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, UCL

Thursday 10th November 2022, 11:00am - 12:00pm.  Venue: Hugh Robson Link Building, room: G31

Prof Maria Fitzgerald's research profile

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

Monday 9th May 2022, 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 2020, 4:15 pm - 5:15 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 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30am. Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6

Prof Marian Joëls' research profile

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

Thursday 29th November 2018, 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 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: 174

Prof Maria Spillantini's research profile

Dr Tara Keck, Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL

Thursday 31st  May 2018, 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 15th March 2018, 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 25th January 2018, 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 6th October 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room: G6

Prof Hannah Monyer's research profile

Dr Marion Silies (ENI Göttingen)

Tuesday 6th June 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:174

Dr Marion Silies' research profile 

Dr Arantza Barrios (UCL)

Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 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 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm.  Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Dr Valentina Emiliani's research profile

Dr Sandrine Geranton (UCL)

Tuesday 17th February 2017, 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 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Dr Stephanie Schorge' research profile

Prof Gillian Bates (UCL)

Friday, 23rd September 2016,  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 2016 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 2016 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 2015 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 2015, 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 2015, 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 2015 9:30am - 10:30am.  Venue: Hugh Robson Building, room:G6

Prof. Suzanne L. Dickson's research profile

Prof Annette Dolphin (UCL)

Friday 30th January 2015 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 2014, 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 2014, 11am - 12pm.  Venue: Hugh Robson Building, G06

Dawn Livingstone's research profile

Dr Maria Doitsidou (University of Stavanger, Norway)

Friday 22nd of August 2014, 3 pm - 4 pm.  Venue: Hugh Robson Building, G06

Dr Maria Doitsido's research profile