11F | Women in Science

Day: 08.02.2023
Hour: 18.30 h
Place: ESCI-UPF Conference Room & Online

On the occasion of 11th February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ESCI-UPF organises a talk to learn about the experience of three women dedicated to the world of science and, in particular, to bioinformatics.

In recent years, there has been a gradual increase in the presence of women in all areas of science. The number of female researchers has been growing steadily, and more and more women are occupying decision-making positions in research groups and companies.

Even so, although a lot of progress has been made, gender gaps are still a reality in the STEM field, and there is still a long way to go to achieve equality. In this sense, 11F seeks to make female researchers' work visible, awaken scientific vocations and create references for future generations.

With this objective in mind, on 8th February at 18.30. ESCI-UPF is organising a lecture to discuss the current situation of women in the scientific field, and we will have the voice of three luxury guests:

  • Paula Petrone | PhD in Biophysics from Stanford University currently leads the Biomedical Data Science group at ISGlobal. She also works as a consultant, mentor and activist on ethics and diversity in STEM careers. She also organises the Women in Data Science Biomedicine Barcelona event to promote gender diversity in bioinformatics. Mother of two children.

  • Cinta Pegueroles | PhD in Genetics from the UB and is an associate professor at the same university, where she studies evolutionary and population genomics. She is also a lecturer on the Bioinformatics degree and an affiliate professor at UOC. She has previously worked as a postdoc at institutions such as IMIM, VHIR, CNAG-CRG and BSC-CNS. Mother of one child.

  • Marta Ibañez | Alumni of the second class of the BDBI, did her undergraduate internship in Cambridge. After graduating, she did a master's degree in Genetics and Genomics at the UB, and in Translational Biomedical Research at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). This year she started her PhD at VHIR on viral liver diseases.

The session will be moderated and introduced by Mireia Olivella, director of the master's degree in Omics Data Analysis at UVic and coordinator of the BDBI Degree Final Project.

The talk can be followed in person in the auditorium of ESCI-UPF and by streaming through the following channels:

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