Research, Gender and Career

Date Friday, November 27, 2015, 13:00 - 17:00
Location Lundbeckfond Auditorium, Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Copenhagen N
Organizers The Strategic Research Committee of the Department of Biology (BIO-SFU) and the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The Strategic Research Committee of the Department of Biology (BIO-SFU) and the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) invites you to an afternoon event with focus on the facts and consequences of gender inequality in the Natural Sciences, and a solution-oriented discussion of how to promote equal career opportunities in the University environment.

A panel of excellent national and international speakers will contribute their insights gained from research environments in Sweden, The United Kingdom, and The United States, as well as the recent recommendations from the Danish taskforce for More Women in Research.

We invite anyone, male or female, student or professor, to come and learn the facts, get inspired by the ideas of others, contribute with ideas of their own, and help identify solutions that work.





MARLENE ZUK Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, USA
Gender, science and myths of merit


JANE CLARKE Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Cambridge University, England
Lessons from my scientific journey


Coffee break


ANNE-MARIE LEVY EU Deployment Lead, Glaxo SmithKline
Inspirational leadership - why developing talent & managing potential is critical


TINE JESS Professor, MD, DMSc, Statens Serum Institut, Member of the gender and research task force for the Danish Ministry for Science and Education, Recipient of a Female Research Leader grant from the Danish Research Councils, Member of The Young Academy
How to keep female talents in Danish research


VERONICA AHLQVIST Member of the Swedish Research Councils
Observations on gender equality in the Swedish Research Council's peer review process


Panel discussion on Research, Gender and Career 
Panel members:
Malene Zuk, University of Minnesota, USA
Jane Clarke, University of Cambridge, UK
John Renner, Faculty of Science at UCPH
Tine Jess, Statens Serum Institut
Veronica Ahlquist, Swedish Research Councils


NIELS KROER Head of Department, BIO
Closing of the symposium - Concluding remarks


Refreshments and informal discussion

The event is free, and open to all participants registered before November 26.

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