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Career development for women
Computational modeling of biological systems
Molecular disease mechanisms
This conference will combine two principal objectives: Providing opportunities for inspiring discussions on cutting edge research between participants and exchanging ideas to foster networking particularly amongst female scientists.
Collaborative Research Networks are prestigious and competitive research consortiums with an international reputation. They promote interdisciplinary top-level science and actively support gender equality. The EMBL, together with the Collaborative Research Networks (CRC, PP, RTG and RG) of the German Research Council (DFG) wish to promote the visibility of female scientists and stimulate interactions between them through the 2nd EMBL/DFG Women in Science Network Conference.
The scientific focus of this conference is on molecular mechanisms controlling gene expression covering chromatin regulation and RNA metabolism, computational systems biology and therapeutic perspectives. In addition to an outstanding scientific program with renowned speakers from collaborative research networks, this meeting offers a platform to consider different aspects of gender equality and career progression with representatives of the DFG, EMBO, AcademiaNet and the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV). The sessions include “Speed-Networking”, a workshop on how to become a professor, as well as a “Round table” discussion on the current issues and advances in academic career development for women in Germany.