The SEBBM celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology joins the celebrations organized by the Madri+d Foundation on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), which aims to draw attention to achieve access and full and equal participation in research of women and girls, achieve gender equality and encourage scientific vocations and innovative spirit among girls, encouraging them to opt for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines.

For this we have organized the round table "The advancement of science thanks to the role of women: women in science yesterday and today", on Thursday, February 14, at 5:00 pm, at the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. 

The speakers will each choose the female researcher (an historical or current scientist) who according to them best represents women in science. The interventions will focus on the figures of the chosen researchers, but also on the professional experience of the speakers. 

Speakers:
Paloma Abad (Predoctoral biochemist, Faculty of Veterinary, UCM), will speak about Gabriela Morreale.
Elena Arriero (Professor Doctor at the Dept. of Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Faculty of Biological Sciences, UCM), will speak about Hanna Kokko.
Paloma Bragado (Postdoctoral researcher at Hospital Clinic), will speak about Rita Levi-Montalcini.
Ana Cuenda (Coordinator at SEBBM´s Dissemination Committee and Senior researcher at the CNB (CSIC)), will speak about Doreen Cantrell.
María Ibarra (Postdoctoral researcher at the CNIO, in transit from the EMBL), will speak about Joan Hinton.
Belén Patiño (Professor at the Department of Genetics, Physiology and Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, UCM), will speak about Esther Lederberg.
Rocío Pérez (Freelance scientific journalist), will speak about Marta Macho.

We will organize as well the Encounter "Women and Science: a path full of crossroads", on Thursday, February 14, at 7:00 pm, at Liberespacio library (c/ Joaquín María López, 25. 28015 Madrid), where we will have an inspiring meeting with three scientists:

Itziar Alkorta: PhD in Biochemistry, Coordinator of the Joint Research Laboratory on Environmental Antibiotic Resistance.
Margarita del Val: PhD in Chemistry, specialty of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Scientific Researcher at the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC).
Moderator: Isabel Varela Nieto, Research Professor at CSIC and CIBERER. President-elect of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM).

Free entrance until filled to capacity. Further information on these activities can be found at SEBBM´s website: www.sebbm.es.

SEBBM – The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM) was founded in 1963, currently has more than 3700 members and is the main scientific society that coordinates activities in Spain related to the extensive field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. SEBBM protector members: Bio-Rad, Eppendorf, Fisher Scientific, Medina, Control Técnica, Viajes El Corte Inglés, Waldner, Roche, Merck, ASEBIO and Promega.

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