International Women in Science Conference


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Wednesday, 9 May 2007

10:00 - 13:00 Registration + Coffee
13:00 - 13:15 Welcome address
Gerlind Wallon (EMBO)
13:15 - 14:15 Keynote Lecture
Understanding the role of pervasive negative gender stereotypes: what can be done?

Rosalind C. Barnett (Brandeis University, USA)
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14:15-14:45 Coffee break
Session I: Successful initiatives in the spotlight
Chair: Gerlind Wallon (EMBO)
14:45 - 14:55 European policy on women in science
Florence Bouvret (EC)
14:55 - 15:15 MuT-Mentoring und Training
Sabine von Heusinger (University of Mannheim, Germany)
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15:15 - 15:25 Junior Faculty
Anna Bjertsjö Rennermalm (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
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15:25 - 15:35 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung
Maria Leptin (CNV-Stiftung, University of Cologne, Germany)
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15:35 - 15:45 Re-start
Susanne Matuschek (Swiss National Science Foundation - Marie Heim-Vögtlin Subsidies, Switzerland)
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15:45 - 15:55 Dual-career
Madeleine Lüthy (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
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15:55 - 16:05 Support for women
Ingrid Wünning (Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany)
16:05 - 16:15 SETNET- The Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Network
Barbara Tigar (SETPOINT Lancashire, UK)
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16:15 - 16:25 Introduction to the Bazaar
Gerlind Wallon (EMBO)
16:25 - 17:30 Coffee in the Bazaar
17:30 - 18:30 Myths and Facts
Isabel Beuter (CEWS, Germany)
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18:30 - Dinner, finger food in the Bazaar

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Session II: Committees as gatekeepers
Chair: Helga Rübsamen-Waigmann (AiCuris, Germany)
09:00 - 09:45 Mind bugs: The ordinary origins of bias
Brian Nosek (University of Virginia, USA)
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09:45 - 10:15 Open discussion on unconscious bias
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15 Analysis of female and male applicants to the EMBO Long-term Fellowship Programme
Gerlind Wallon and Anna Ledin (EMBO)
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11:15 - 11:45 Powering Up: Women as Leaders in the Scientific Enterprise
Geraldine Richmond (University of Oregon, USA)
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11:45 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:30 Introduction to panel discussion
Helga Rübsamen-Waigmann (AiCuris, Germany)
13:30 - 15:00 Panel discussion on committee culture
Daniela Corda (Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Italy)
Tiziano Camporesi (CERN, Switzerland)
Marja Makarow (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Alexandre Quintanilha (Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Portugal)
Daniela Rhodes (MRC- Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK)
Mary Osborn (Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemical Chemistry, Germany)
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15:00 - 15:45 Coffee break
Session III: What can politics do?
Chair: Hermann Bujard (EMBO)
15:45 - 16:15 What politics can - and cannot - do!
Ragnhild Sohlberg (Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway)
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16:15 - 16:45 SET Fair and Beyond: an examination of the impact and challenges of UK policy for women in SET
Jan Peters (Katalytik, UK)
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16:45 - 18:15 Panel discussion: Are quota a way forward?
Håkan Billig (Swedish Research Council, Sweden)
Julia Goodfellow (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK)
Carlos Martínez-A. (CSIC, Spain)
Ragnhild Sohlberg (Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway)
Otmar Wiestler (Helmholtz Association and DKFZ, Germany)
Agnes Wold (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
18:30 - Dinner

Friday, 11 May 2007

Session VI: Changing institutional culture
Chair: Nadia Rosenthal (EMBL)
09:00 - 09:30 Magnificent obsessions
Nadia Rosenthal (EMBL)
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09:30 - 10:00 ADVANCE: Successful Initiatives for Recruitment and Advancement of Women in STEM
Herbert Killackey (University of California, Irvine, USA)
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10:00 - 10:30 Good practice in UK university chemistry departments
Lesley Yellowlees (University of Edinburgh, UK)
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10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 The Gender Similarities Hypothesis: Implications for Mathematics and Science
Janet Hyde (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
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12:00 - 12:30 Concluding remarks
Gerlind Wallon (EMBO)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

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