We would like to inform you the reschedule of our next event in Meilahti campus, Sharing experiences with women scientists. Since there is an EMBL symposium at the same time, we decided to change the date. We are sorry for the last minute notification.
The new date is: 26.10.18, Friday.
Place: Biomedicum I, Seminar room3, P-floor
Prof. Elina Ikonen, Prof. Anna-Elina Lehesjoki and Dr. Gulayse Ince-Dunn, will share with us their personal experience as women scientists and we will have an open discussion afterwards. Following the networking, we will have a more informal hour with drinks and dinner for those interested. Everyone (men/women) is welcome!!
Please, register for the event in the link below until 25.10.
Dr. Yana Kamberov, a PI from University of Penn, Departments of Genetics and Dermatology, will give a Viikki Monday Seminar Series lecture on November 12th.
Please mark the date and join the occasion. Lunch is organised before the lecture so if you are interested, contact Johanna Englund.
Location and time: Auditorium 1041, Viikki Biocenter 2 at 15:15
Host: Marja Mikkola and Johanna Englund
We need more women in senior leadership positions. It applies of course not only in academia, but in all fields.
There is an interesting article published in CNN/London.
-Article suggested by Susana Maria D.A. Garcia
Have a look!
Flamma has published an article about The Maikki Friberg Award.
We are a community of women scientist of all stages and ages from the BI and Viikki campus who hope to raise awareness of women in science and promotenetworking opportunities.
On this blog we hope to share events and ideas with everyone who is interested and form a platform for mutual engagement. Everyone, man or woman, interested in the topic please join the community.
Johanna Englund, PhD
Katajisto Lab, Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki
Fumi Suomi, PhD
RPU for Molecular Neurology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki
Blanca Fernández López, PhD
Department of Anatomy
Svetlana Sharifulina, PhD
Department of Anatomy
Kira Holmström, PhD
Senior Scientist/Orion Corporation
The Maikki Friberg Award is granted annually for notable work towards the promotion of equality at the University of Helsinki. This year, we were awarded for our activities during 2017 and the proposal for the events in 2018!
The prize of 3000 euros was awarded on May 25th at 12 on the Minerva Square (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A) at Work related Wellbeing afternoon -event.
Congratulations for Viikki Lifescience Network for Women Scientists!
The usage of the award will be presented in the networking event in Meilahti next week.
Ben A. Barres, widely recognised neuroscientist who advocated for gender equality in science, describes gender bias in science.
In this article in Nature published in 2006, he explains scientifically how the myth in “gender difference in availability” DOES NOT exist, but how gender bias blocks women in proceeding in their career in science. He tells some of his own experiences of bias as a transgendered person in scientific career, which unfortunately is evidently representing what can happen to all women in science. He states the importance of taking action, not to stay silent and educate younger generations. Now in 2018, does gender still matter?
This article is recommended by Blanca Fernández.
We would like to invite you to our first networking event in Meilahti campus, organised by Viikki Women’s Lifescience Network.
This event aims to bring together female researchers from different stages of their careers within life science field in Meilahti campus. We will introduce you the activities we have been organising in Viikki last year and we would like to use this occasion to discuss and develop together the network. The meeting is open to everybody (men and women) and all ideas and suggestions are welcome!
Date: 13th of June, Wednesday
Place: Biomedicum I, Meeting room1, P-floor
Please, fill in the registration form by Monday June 11th for the convenience for coffee preparation.
On behalf of the Viikki Women’s Lifescience Network