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Women have made significant contributions to science from the earliest times, and yet they face significant barriers to succeed in their careers.

Although women account for the majority of the bachelor degrees in sciences in the Western countries, each step up the ladder of the scientific research system sees a drop in female participation until, at the highest echelons of scientific research and decision-making, there are very few women left.

We would like to invite you to this event in which extremely talented and inspiring scientist women will showcase their work and reflect on gender inequality in science and what we can learn from the past to fight it and improve the future.

To mark ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’(11th Feb) this seminar will focus on career development on the varied range of women scientists are involved in and the role of gender within research and science.

There will be an opportunity to network and ask questions during a FREE cheese and wine reception after the seminar.


Doors open at 6.30pm

6.45-6.50: Welcome&Introduction – Dr Sonia Ilie (Hughes Hall Fellow)& Dr Anna Vilalta (Director of SRUK /CERU Cambridge Constituency). 6.50-7pm: Dr Miriam Lynn (Athena Swan; Equality and Diversity consultant) 7-8pm: Dr. Maria Pilar Alcolea (Wellcome/The Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute) Dr. Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir (MRC Fellow/ERC consolidator, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute) Dr. Svetlana Khoronenkova (Henry Dale Fellow, Department of Biochemistry) Dr. Milka Sarris (MRC Fellow, Department of Physiology) Dr. Paula Banca (Sir Henry Wellcome Trust Fellow, Department of Psychology) Dr Danika Hill (Babraham Institute) 8-8.30pm: Questions/round table (Chair: Dr Sonia Ilie, Faculty of Education). 20:30 onward: networking/wine&cheese

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Organised by the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK and the Hughes Hall Postdoctoral Researchers’ Group.

Venue: Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall College

Date: 12th February 2018, 6.45-8.30.

This talk is part of the Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK) series.

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