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Women in Science

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After the lecture: Zehra Sayers

Zehra Sayers explains what makes the SESAME synchrotron special, why we should not fear failure, and why curiosity is her biggest…

By Ivy Kupec

Alumni

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Team Science: building diversity and inclusion in research

In a talk on 29 April, Professor Jeanette Woolard will share her experience of creating a more positive research…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

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After the lecture: Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown from Sense about Science shares her thoughts on the need to empower women to share and access scientific…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

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EMBL prepares women postdocs for leadership

Members of EMBL’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee explain how EMBL is choosing to challenge through its LEAP mentoring…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

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From crisis to recovery: achieving an equal future in a post-COVID-19 world

EMBL invites Simon Gallow, an advocate at UN Women UK, to give a talk marking International Women’s…

By Sara Verstraeten

Lab Matters

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Reflecting on allyship as women in science

Being a woman in science takes allies, not just great science. Here, EMBL’s L’Oréal–UNESCO Fellows talk about support…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

Janet Thornton

Allyship and support: an interview with Janet Thornton

Professor Dame Janet Thornton discusses work–life balance, the support she has received during her career, and how organisations can help staff…

By Vicky Hatch

Lab Matters

Maria-Theresa Licka holding a smartphone displaying an app she developed. Vineyards, houses and hills in the background.

Coding between the vines

EMBL Teen Maria-Theresa Licka shares how female scientists guided & inspired her to develop an app to ID vine…

By Ivy Kupec

Alumni,Lab Matters

Roshni Mooneeram, EMBL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, strikes the #ChooseToChallenge pose with her hand high, pledging to call out bias and actively question stereotypes.

Opinion: Allyship and Women in Science

Roshni Mooneeram discusses what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is to her, and what the meaning of allyship…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Statement on recent paper on mentorships in academia

EMBL’s Eileen Furlong, Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee and Head of the Genome Biology Unit, responds to the recent Nature Comms paper…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

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Taking charge by seeking ways to achieve gender balance

A three-day virtual conference, ‘Gender Roles and their Impact in Academia’, explored how biology, social structures, and unconscious bias shape…

By Ivy Kupec

Events

Colorful illustration conveys the balancing act women in science face, going between family and work responsibilities and wanting to succeed in both roles.

Indirect impacts of a pandemic on women in science

The EMBL conference that explored direct and indirect impacts from the current pandemic on women in science allowed for information and story sharing…

By Ivy Kupec

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