Despite significant progress in recent years in the promotion of gender balance in research, women are still largely under-represented in science, as they account for less than 30% of the world’s researchers (UNESCO, 2017) – and neuroscience is certainly no exception. While a better balance has been reported at PhD level, striking inequalities persist when it comes to career advancement and participation in academic decision‐making (EC, She figures 2015, p.8). To address this issue and, more broadly, to promote equality and diversity in brain sciences, a group of international leading scientists founded the ALBA Network.
The ALBA Network is organizing its first networking event at the FENS Regional Meeting (FRM) this summer in Belgrade. This will be the occasion to officially present the network and raise awareness on gender equality in neuroscience.
13:10 - 13:40: "Is gender diversity science friction?" by Mara Dierssen (President of Trisomy 21 Research Society, CRG-Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain)
13:40 - 14:00: "Introduction to the ALBA Network" by Carmen Sandi (Chair of the ALBA Steering Committee)
Cocktail drinks and snacks will be available during the networking.
This event is part of the FENS Regional Meeting. More information and registration to the FRM: www.fensfrm2019.rs
Participation is free of charge for FRM participants but registration is compulsory. Please register here.