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Cornelia Quennet-Thielen

Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, Gender Summit speaker

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.

Keynote
Plenary 1: Opening

Cornelia Quennet-Thielen is State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2008. Cornelia Quennet-Thielen served as Deputy Head of the Office of the German Federal President and was the President’s senior advisor on domestic policy and constitutional law (2004 – 2008). She held different positions in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (1987 – 2004). Quennet-Thielen started her career in the federal state of Rhinland-Palatinate as a judge and in the Ministry for Environment and Health. Cornelia Quennet-Thielen studied law in Freiburg and Trier; she is alumna of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and a World Fellow of Yale University, USA.

Dr Ingrid Wünning Tschol (GS7EU)

Dr Ingrid Wünning Tschol, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker
Senior-Vice-President Health and Science, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany.

Welcome and Keynote - No more excuses: Europe’s science needs women
Plenary 4: Opening

Ingrid Wünning Tschol is Senior Vice-President and Head of Health and Research at the Robert Bosch Foundation. Born in 1958, she received her PhD in Biology from the University of Tübingen Germany in 1985. 1985 -1990 she did postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and State University of New York in Stony Brook, USA. Further stations in her career were: Head of Molecular Biology/ Cell Biology Unit at Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Bonn/Germany, Head of Medical Section at the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg/France. Since 1999 she has been with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart/Germany. 

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Prof Rolf Tarrach (GS7EU)

Prof Rolf Tarrach, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

President of the European University Association (EUA), Former Rector, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. 

Closing address
Closing
 

Dr Tarrach served as President of the University of Luxembourg until 2014, having assumed the position in 2005. He spent his postdoc time at CERN in 1974 to 1976. He is a former professor of theoretical physics, and has served in that capacity at the universities of Valencia (1983) and Barcelona (1986-2010), where he also was Vice-President (1990-1994). He received an h.c. doctorat from the University of Saint Petersburg. He became professor of physics at the University of Luxembourg in 2010. Many organisations have taken advantage of his breadth of knowledge and his command of languages.

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Commissioner Carlos Moedas (GS7EU)

Commissioner Carlos Moedas, Gender Summit 7 Europe speaker

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Union.

Women in Science and Innovation: real action in Europe [video]
Plenary 4: Opening

Carlos Moedas is the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. His responsibilities include ensuring that research funding programmes, notably Horizon 2020, contribute to the European Commission's jobs, growth and investment package. He is also responsible for promoting the international excellence of the EU's research and science, and strengthening research capacities and innovation across all Member States. Other duties include evaluating how EU‑funded research can be used more effectively; ensuring that Commission proposals are based on scientific evidence, as well as encouraging private companies to apply research to meet challenges faced by society and create more high-quality jobs.

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Dr Emilie Marcus

Dr Emilie Marcus, Gender Summit 7 Eu speaker

CEO, Cell Press, Elsevier.

Keynote
Plenary 2

As CEO of Cell Press, Emilie Marcus, PhD, leads a portfolio of 32 scientific journals—including the flagship Cell, for which she serves as Editor-in-Chief—international conferences and online tools for biomedical researchers with a keen focus on innovation in scientific communication for accelerating discovery. She is a key opinion leader in scientific publishing and has made significant contributions to debates on the impact of new information technology, reproducibility and ethics in biomedical research, peer review, business models, and the uses and abuses of impact factors as a measure of journal quality.

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Prof Marja Makarow (GS7EU)

Prof Marja Makarow, Gender Summit 7 Eu Speaker

Vice-President for Research, Academy of Finland – the Finnish Research Council and Chair of the Board, NordForsk, Finland.

The NordForsk strategy for gender equality policy in Nordic countries
Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players

Marja Makarow is vice-president of the Academy of Finland – the Finnish research Council, since 2012. She is former vice-rector for research (2003-2007) and professor of applied biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Helsinki. In 2008-2011 she served as chief executive of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg France.

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Prof Alice Abreu

Aluice Abreu, Gender Summit speaker

Director, GenderInSITE; Professora Emérita Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Speaker
KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing

Alice Abreu, the Acting Director of GenderInSITE, is Emeritus Professor of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was vice-president of the National Research Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, director of the Office of Education, Science and Technology of the Organization of American States, and director of the regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council for Science. A sociologist by training, she has worked on sociology of work and more recently on gender and science.

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Prof Conny Aerts

Prof Conny Aerts, Gender Summit speaker

Director of the Institute of Astronomy; Vice-Dean Communication & Outreach; Faculty of Science, Leuven University, Belgium

Gender perspectives from the ERC evaluation panels 
Parallel 2: Gender perspectives from the ERC: From application to funding

Professor Conny Aerts studied mathematics at Antwerp University and got a PhD in astrophysics from Leuven University, where she is currently Director of the Institute of Astronomy as well as Vice-Dean Communication & Outreach of the Faculty of Science.  She also leads the Chair in Asteroseismology at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.  She was recently awarded a second Advanced Grant by the panel PE9 Universe Science of the ERC. 

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Dr Nike Alkema

Dr Nike Alkema, Gender Summit 7 Europe speaker

Administrative Officer, Quality Assurance and Programme Development, German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany.

Chair
Panel 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes

Nike Alkema studied Modern European Studies at University College London (University of London) and Politics at St Antony’s College (University of Oxford) where she has been awarded her DPhil in 2011. She has been working in management consulting for a few years where she gained extensive project experience with a focus on organisational change and change management processes. She joined the DFG Head Office in 2012 where she works within the Group “Quality and Programme Management”.

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Dr Nina Almgren

Nina Almgren, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Gender Equality Specialist, Human Resources Division, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Results from the FESTA project – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia, KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Nina Almgren has a PhD in History and had a postdoc position at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University. Currently she is employed as a gender equality specialist at the Human Resources Division, Uppsala University, where most of her time is devoted to the EU-project FESTA. Her main task is to implement gender equality measures, in cooperation with the management and staff, in a number of departments at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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Ana Arana Antelo

Ana Arana Antelo, GS7 Europe Speaker

Head of Unit, Science With and For Society, Directorate General Research & Innovation, European Commission, International.

Gender mainstreaming in Horizon 2020
Parallel 6: Policy actions for systematic change

Ana Arana Antelo is a lawyer specialised in European Law. She works in the European Commission as Head of Unit for "Science with and for Society" in the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, where she also headed the "Research Infrastructures" unit. She was previously Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner responsible for Research, Innovation and Science.  Prior to that she worked in the Directorate General for Transport and Energy, where she headed the unit responsible for the electricity and gas internal markets. She has also worked in the Directorate General for Competition, as well as in the Directorate General for External Relations dealing with relations with the then New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. Before entering the European Commission, Ana worked as head of the legal department in a software company. 

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Dr Tatiana Arrigoni

Tatiana Arrigoni, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Researcher, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy. 

Results from the FESTA project – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia, KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Tatiana Arrigoni got a PhD in Philosophy in 2004 at the University of Genoa, and had post doc positions at the University of Genoa, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento), and the University of Vienna. Currently she combines her activity as a researcher in philosophy of mathematics (in collaboration with the universities of Vienna and Seville) with her job as a philosophy teacher in higher secondary school. Being responsible for the communication of FESTA, she is especially engaged in raising awareness of issues related to gender identity and gender discrimination in young people

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Dr Ingvar Bergdahl

Dr Ingvar Bergdahl, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Associate Professor, Umeå University, and Scientific Secretary, Department of Biobank Research, Umeå University, Sweden.

Good and bad ways to deal with sex-gender differences in biomarker and biobank research, and issues I would look for as an evaluator of planned studies
KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design

Ingvar A. Bergdahl is the Scientific Secretary of Umeå University’s Department of Biobank Research and as such is active in local, national and international networks, advising and supporting researchers in using biobank samples, in particular samples from the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study. He is also chair of one of the expert groups that evaluate proposed biobank studies in the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study. He has participated in several EU research projects. He is associate professor of Occupational and Environmental Toxicology and has produced research within analytical chemistry, toxicology, and epidemiology. 

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Dr Thomas Berghöfer (GS7Eu)

Dr Thomas Berghöfer, Gender Summit 7 Eu speaker

Senior researcher, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany.

The GENERA project: fostering gender equality and the importance of mixed teams in physics 
KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Thomas Berghöfer studied Physics and Astrophysics at the universities of Marburg and Bochum, and received his PhD from the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich. During his active research career he was working in X-ray and EUV astronomy at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, the Space Sciences Lab of UC Berkeley, and the observatory of University of Hamburg. While working at the University of Hamburg he was appointed as one of the women’s representatives in the faculty of physics.

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Alison Bert

Alison Bert, Gender Summit speaker

Editor in Chief, Elsevier Connect.

Gender in Science - how to make people understand why it matters
KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge

Alison Bert is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Connect, which features with daily stories for the global science, health and technology communities. Elsevier Connect launched in 2012 as an online platform where members of the global research community could learn about each other’s work and engage in conversation. It provides a lens to explore the complex and ever-evolving worlds of science and publishing. Contributors write about their work, provide insight into trends and current events, and give advice for early-career stage researchers. As a journalist, Alison helps them bring their stories to life in words and images, making complex topics engaging and meaningful to a global audience.

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Prof Gloria Bonder

Prof Gloria Bonder, Gender Summit speaker

UNESCO Regional Chair on Women, Science and Technology; GenderInSITE Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean; Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences, Argentina.

Gender, Science, Technology and Innovation in Argentina: between facts and the mirage of equality
Parallel 5: Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices
Discussant
KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing

Dr Gloria Bonder is the Director of the Department of Gender, Society and Policies of the Latin American Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences (FLACSO Argentina). She coordinates two regional programmes including the UNESCO Regional Chair on Women, Science and Technologyin Latin America and the e-learning master’s programme on Gender, Society and Public Policies.   Bonder is the coordinator of the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender. Since 2014, she has coordinated the region’s activities in the global GenderInSITE programme, through her role as the UNESCO Regional Chair. The programme aims to influence policies and policy makers in science, technology, innovation and engineering, to integrate gender equality principles and goals. 

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Dr Fredrik Bondestam

Dr Fredrik Bondestam, Gender Summit speaker

Director, Unit for Gender Research, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Research Funding and Gender: A Research Review - Conclusions and Challenges
Parallel 6: Policy actions for systematic change
Chair
KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design 

Dr Fredrik Bondestam has a doctorate in sociology (2004, Uppsala University) on feminist theory, gender equality and gender mainstreaming in academia, and has since then done research on gender and higher education in different respects, foremost on gender and organisational change, critical and feminist pedagogy and teaching, sexual harassment and violence, implementation of gender equality and gender mainstreaming, among other. His research spans other fields as well, for example risk, organisation and masculinities, gendered teaching in elementary schools, the role of feminist theory and methodology in sociological research. His main field of expertise is thus research politics, higher education, gender and gender mainstreaming in a broad sense, emanating from pioneering work at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, within the framework of a Centre of Excellence.

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Dr Hans Borchgrevink (GS7EU)

Hans M Borchgrevink, Gender Summit 7Eu, Regional Committee Member

Former Special Adviser, International Staff, The Research Council Norway (RCN), Norway

Chair
KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Hans M. Borchgrevink MD, is former Director of Medicine, and Special Adviser for International Affairs in the Research Council of Norway (RCN). Before he was consultant/researcher in audiology and brain function diagnosis. His efforts on gender issues include the EU ERA Communication Expert Advisory Group 2013 (subgroup gender), the EU Gender Impact Assessment Expert advisory Group (2013), and the Science Europe Task Force on Gender and Diversity (2013).

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Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Gender Summit 7Eu Speaker

President, European Research Council (ERC).

Stimulating Ambitious Bottom-up Proposals by Scientists
Plenary 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes

Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon was the Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) from 1994 until 2013. A mathematician by training, he spent his whole career as a fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He held a Professor position at École polytechnique from 1986 to 2012. He was President of the Société Mathématique de France and President of the European Mathematical Society. He is a former member of the Board of the EuroScience organisation (2002-2006) and served on EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) committees since 2004. Professor Bourguignon received the Prix Paul Langevin in 1987 and the Prix du Rayonnement Français in Mathematical Sciences in 1997. He is a foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. In 2005, he was elected honorary member of the London Mathematical Society. In 2008, he was made Doctor Honoris Causa of Keio University, Japan, and, in 2011, Doctor Honoris Causa of Nankai University, China.

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Prof Simone Buitendijk (GS7EU)

Prof Simone Buitendijk, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Vice-Rector, Leiden University, Netherlands, and Chair of League of European Research Universities (LERU) Gender Equality Group.

Gendered Innovations: the new position paper from LERU
Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players

Simone Buitendijk MD, MPH, PhD is Vice-rector Magnificus in charge of teaching and learning and of diversity and member of the Board of the University of Leiden. She is Professor and Chair of Women’s and Family Health at the Leiden University Medical Center. Simone Buitendijk studied Medicine in Utrecht, received a Master’s degree in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine in the US, and earned her PhD degree in Leiden.

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Prof Stephen Curry

Prof Stephen Curry, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker
Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College, UK.

The changing landscape for research metrics
Panel 1: Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender

Stephen Curry is Professor of structural biology at Imperial College London. Since 2011, he has been Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences. Originally a physicist, he migrated to the life sciences during his PhD and postdoctoral stints in France, the UK and the USA. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology. An active science blogger, Stephen Curry regularly writes on the larger social and political responsibilities of scientists and has covered many other issues both on his blog and in the national press.

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Lillemor Dahlgren

Lillemor Dahlgren, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Head of Operations, gender equality, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  

Gender mainstreaming in 41 Swedish governments agencies
Panel 4: Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science

Lillemor Dahlgren is the head of operations of gender equality at the Swedish secretariat for Gender research at the University of Gothenburg, and in charge of the GMGA programme (gender mainstreaming in government agencies). She has previously worked as an gender equality expert within several different government agencies, such as the Swedish Police and the County Administrative Board, with the main focus on gender mainstreaming, but also gender equality in general. She is also the representative of Sweden in the Gender Equality Commission (GEC) at the Council of Europe.

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Dr Elena Del Giorgio

Elena Del Giorgio, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Research Fellow, STAGES Project, University of Milan, Italy. 

Results from the STAGES project – Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science, KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Elena Del Giorgio is currently Research Fellow in the Centre GENDERS - Gender & Equality in Research and Science at the University of Milan where she is working as Core Team member of the FP7 European Project STAGES - Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science. She has also worked within the FP6 European Project QUING - Quality in Gender+Equality Policies at the Complutense University of Madrid. Elena obtained her Master of Research and PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute with a thesis titled "What has happened to the women's movement?: Organisational Dynamics and Trajectories of Feminist Organisations in Milan and Berlin".

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Prof Roseanne Diab

Prof Roseanne Diab, Gender Summit speaker

South Africa, GenderInSITE Regional Focal Point for Southern Africa.

Speaker
KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing

Prof RRoseanne Diab is the full- time Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and Emeritus Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a Member of ASSAf and is recognised for her research contributions in the field of atmospheric sciences, particularly air quality, climate change and tropospheric ozone variability. She is a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and of the South African Geographical Society.

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Prof Daniela Falcinelli

Prof Falcinelli, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Research Fellow, STAGES Project, University of Milan, Italy. 

Results from the STAGES project – Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science, KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Adjunct Professor of Sociology of Equal Opportunities and Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers at the University of Milan. She is a sociologist and gender expert. Currently, she is the coordinator of the centre GENDERS –Gender & Equality in Research and Science (former Centre for Women and Gender Differences) and of the European project STAGES – Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science at UMIL (www.stages.unimi.it). She also coordinated the projects Universidonna, PRAGES- Practising Gender Equality in Science; WHIST- Women’s careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research at the University of Milan.

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Dr Matteo Grazzi

Dr Matteo Grazzi, Gender Summit speaker

Economist Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation Division,  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Gender Gaps in Science, Technology and Innovation Activities in LAC Countries
Parallel 6: Policy actions for systematic change

Matteo Grazzi is an Economist in the Competitiveness and Innovation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. Before joining the IDB, Matteo worked as a consultant economist at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile and as a researcher at the Centre for Research on Latin American and Transition Economies Studies (ISLA) at Bocconi University in Milan. He holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK). His main research interests focus on economics of innovation and creativity, gender and STI, and ICT for development. At the IDB, he designs and manages programs to promote science, technology and innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prof Gunnel Gustafsson

Prof Gunnel Gustafsson, Gender Summit speaker

Director, NordForsk.

Chair
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

Professor Gunnel Gustafsson is the Director of NordForsk since 2010. NordForsk was established during the time when she served as Deputy Director General of the Swedish Research Council. She is professor emerita in Political Science at Umeå University where she has also served as vice rector. Her research interests are broad and include comparative governance,  democracy in theory and practice, gender perspectives on politics and administration, local government reforms in the Nordic countries, and comparative political cultures.

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Dr Shirin Heidari (GS7EU)

Shirin Heidari, Gender Summit 7 Eu Speaker

Director, Reproductive Health Matters(RHM), and Chair of the Gender Policy Committee, European Association of Science Editors (EASE). 

Topic: Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) reporting guidelines
KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design

Dr Shirin Heidari is the director of Reproductive Health Matters and editor of its journal. She is also a member of Council of European Association of Science Editors and chair of its Gender Policy Committee, where she has led the development of reporting guidelines (SAGER) that encourage authors to disaggregate data by sex and provide a gender analysis in manuscripts. Between 2007 and 2014, she oversaw the IAS research promotion department and was the executive editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). As editor, she introduced the first gender editorial policy for an HIV journal and expanded the Journal’s efforts to strengthen scientific writing of authors in the global south.   Before joining the IAS, she was a researcher at the Centre of Excellence for Infectious Medicine at the Karolinska Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of an HIV bulletin at the Noah’s Ark Foundation in Stockholm. Dr Heidari has a doctorate degree in clinical virology from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Swedish Centre of infectious disease control. Dr Heidari has over 15 years of experience in HIV and health research, policy and advocacy.

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Prof Margarethe Hochleitner

Margarethe Hochleitner, Gender Summit speaker

Professor for Gender Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.

How to include Gender Medicine in clinical research
Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Professor for Gender Medicine, Director of the Women’s Health Centre at the Innsbruck University Hospital, 2005-2009 Vice-Rector for Human Resources, Human Resources Development and Gender Equality; 1991-date chairperson of the Committee for Equal Rights at the Innsbruck University; 1988-2005 head of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cardiological Gender Studies; 1999-date scientific head of the Women’s Health Office of the State of Tyrol; since 2008 Director of the Women’s Health Centre at the Innsbruck University Hospital; summer term 2001 Aigner-Rollett-Gastprofessur for Women’s and Gender Studies at the Karl Franzens University Graz/Austria; 2005 Gabriele Possanner State Award of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture; research focus: cardiology, preventive medicine, gender studies, women’s health, migrants.

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Florian Holzinger

Florian Holzinger, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Researcher, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria.

Results from the gendERC project – Gendered dimensions in ERC grant selection
KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Florian Holzinger studied Political Science, Philosophy and Contemporary History at Vienna University. Since 2007 he is working as researcher for JOANNEUM RESEARCH, POLICIES – Institute for Economic and Innovation Research. The focus of his research interests is currently on gender equality in science, technology and innovation – especially on issues of structural/organizational change and gender in research. Other foci of his work are science, technology and innovation governance and Creative Industries in a knowledge based economies.

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Prof Jackie Hunter

Dr Jackie Hunter, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

CEO, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK.

What can research funders do for researchers
Panel 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes

Jackie Hunter is CEO of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, one of 7 UK Research Councils. She joined the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as Chief Executive in October 2013. Jackie Hunter gained her first degree in Physiology and Psychology at the University of London followed by her PhD which was carried out at the Zoological Society of London. She undertook a Wellcome Trust post-doctoral research fellowship at St George's Hospital Medical School before joining the pharmaceutical industry in 1983. 

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Dr Fiona Jenkins

Dr Fiona Jenkins, Gender Summit speakers

Senior lecturer, School of Philosophy, Australian National University; Convenor, ANU Gender Institute, Australia.

Which Part of the Story does Unconscious Implicit Bias Capture?
Parallel 4: Sources and effects of gender bias in career development

Fiona Jenkins is a senior lecturer in the School of Philosophy, Australian National University, and Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute. Her current research covers two projects, one on Judith Butler, which focuses on questions of political legitimacy, violence and non-violence, in post-national frameworks; the other on gender equity in academic disciplines. Her recent research has a particular focus on equity issues facing women in academia, and on developing a critical perspective on meritocracy as a practice and theory. She holds an ARC Discovery Grant 2015-17 “Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences” with colleagues Dr Helen Keane, Em Professor Marian Sawer and Dr Claire Donovan.

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Assoc. Prof Shulamit Kahn

Shulamit Kahn, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Associate Professor, Boston University's School of Management, USA.

The unequal segregation in science careers
Panel 4: Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science

Shulamit Kahn has been at Boston University’s School of Management since 1987. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in Economics in 1983, and taught at the University of California, Irvine in the intervening years. Her specialty is labor economics and human resources. Her recent and ongoing research studies careers of scientists.  This includes work on gender differences in academic sciences (biomedicine, economics, social sciences, etc.), the impact of postdocs on scientific careers, how engineering careers develop, and more.  Much of this work has been funded by National Institute on Aging of the NIH. 

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Dr Judith Kamalski

Dr Judith Kamalski, Gender Summit speaker

Head of Analytical Services, Elsevier.

Elsevier Content and Analytics - Comparing gender authorship across fields
Parallel 5: Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices

As Head of Analytical Services, Judith focuses on demonstrating Elsevier’s bibliometric expertise and capabilities by connecting with the research community. She heads up a team of product managers, heavily involved in analysing, reporting and presenting of commercial research performance evaluation projects for academic institutes as well as governments. Judith has worked within several key areas of Elsevier including bibliographic databases, journal publishing, strategy, sales, and most recently within Research and Academic Relations, where she has acquired strong bibliometric knowledge and expertise on the use of bibliometric data to deepen customer insights and inform strategy.

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Prof Ineke Klinge

Prof Ineke Klinge, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Visiting Professor, Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM), Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin and Chair of Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender.

Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices
KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design

Ineke Klinge is currently visiting professor at the Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM) at Charité, Berlin. She has a background in biomedical sciences and gender research. She chairs the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender at the European Commission. As associate professor of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University (1998-2014) her work focused on innovation of methodologies for biomedical and health research. 

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Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring

Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Department of Environmental Hygiene, Section Toxicology, Health related Environmental Monitoring, German Federal Environmental Agency, Germany. 

Mainstreaming gender into methodologies and human resources development
Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring joined the German Environment Agency in 1992 where she worked as a scientist in the sections environmental impacts on human health, general and international affairs of environmental chemicals and toxicology Since 2004 she is heading the section “toxicology, health related environmental monitoring” where she is responsible for the human biomonitoring studies German Environmental Survey and the German Specimen Bank which build the basis for the German system for health-related environmental monitoring. 

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Dr Lisa Kolovich (GS7EU)

Dr Kolovich, Gender Summit 5 Africa speaker

Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International.

Gender budgeting for science
Panel 4: Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science

Lisa Kolovich is an economist at the International Monetary Fund and is currently working on a two-year joint researchproject funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).  One key area of her research will assess gender budgeting initiatives as a tool for addressing gender inequalities through the government budget and develop a quantitative approach to assessing whether these gender budgeting initiatives have been successful in their immediate objectives to influence fiscal policies, and in their ultimate objectives to eliminate gender disparities and improve economic outcomes. Other work looks at the relationship between output diversification, growth, and gender inequality and shows that increasing the level of female education can strengthen a country’s resilience against shocks and enhance growth potential.  

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Dr Helga Kumrić

Helga Kumric, Gender Summit 7 Eu Regional Committee memberResearcher and Lecturer, Physics Department, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Chair
Parallel 3: 
Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Dr Helga Kumrić is a researcher and lecturer at the Physics Department of the University of Stuttgart, Germany. She studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and obtained her PhD in Stuttgart while raising three children. The development of transmission systems for high frequency heating of fusion plasmas and collaborations with leading fusion physics institutions all over the world was her main focus for over 20 years. Recently, as member of the 1. Physikalisches Institut at the University of Stuttgart, she is involved in the research of plasmonics and simulations of microwaves for applications in solid state physics.

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Prof Hilary Lappin-Scott

Hilary Lappin-Scott, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Strategic Development, Swansea University, Wales, UK.

The recommendations for action of the Welsh Government’s Task Force
Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott graduated from the University of Warwick (BSc and PhD) and then held Post-doctoral Fellowships in the UK and Canada before her appointment as Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Exeter in 1990. She was awarded a Personal Chair in Microbiology in 1999. Her research group works on unravelling the complexities within microbial biofilm communities and has resulted in the publication of over 200 scientific papers in Microbial Ecology and the successful training of 50 PhD students to completion, many of whom have senior academic or senior posts in multi-national businesses.

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Prof Heisook Lee (GS7EU)

Prof Heisook Lee, Gender Summit 5 Africa speaker
President of Center for WISET (Women in Science, Engineering & Technology), Seoul, Korea.

Impact of and lessons from GS6 Asia-Pacific
Panel 3:
Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission
Mainstreaming gender research into the implementation of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)
Parallel 6: Policy actions for systematic change

Heisook Lee received the B.S. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Ewha Womans University, Korea and University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, Canada in 1971, 1974 and 1978 respectively. Worked at Universitat Regensburg, Germany as a postdoctoral fellow, she was appointed Professor of Mathematics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul Korea. Professor Lee was Dean of College of Natural Sciences and Dean of Research affairs at Ewha between 1995 and 1997, 1997 and 2001. She served as Dean of Graduate School from 2006 to 2008.

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Prof Petra Lucht

Prof Petra Lucht, Gender Summit speaker

Guest Professor on "Gender Studies in Engineering", Technische Univerisität Berlin, Germany.

De-gendering STEM: Lessons learned from the physics lab
Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Petra Lucht, Physicist and Sociologist, researches and teaches in the field of Gender Studies in Science, Technology and Engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin. Currently, she holds a Guest Professorship in "Gender Studies in Engineering. (Foto Andreas Kirsch). Her talk is on an ethnographic case study of a physics laboratory in Germany will be presented, that has the striking characteristic that at the PhD and post-doc level, women outnumber men. While such a clustering of women in male-dominated fields may  occur frequently in local settings, such an inversion in workplace gender balance has escaped the notice of gender studies in STEM.

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Eva Lübke

Eva Luebke, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Integration Team - Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Results from the FESTA project – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia, KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Eva Lübke got a Diploma in Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. She worked as the Deputy Manager of a parliamentary group at Mannheim’s municipal council. Since 2013 she is working for the Rectorate’s staff unit “Integration Team - Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management” at the RWTH Aachen University. Joining FESTA in 2014, she works in particular on the issues of Monitoring Excellence in Hiring Processes, Raising Organizational Awareness and Gender-sensitive PhD Supervision.

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Prof Jacques Mairesse

Prof Jacques Mairesse, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Professorial Fellow, Maastricht University, Netherlands.  

Does gender affect scientific productivity: looking at Physics
Panel 1: Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender

Jacques Mairesse is Professor of Applied Econometrics of Research, Innovation and Productivity at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of  Maastrich University and Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT (Netherland). He is also a  Research Associate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique of  "Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique" (CREST - ENSAE) and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, USA). He is Inspecteur general honoraire de l’Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (INSEE). He is also president of the Comite Scientifique de Prospective de l’observatoire des Sciences et du Techniques (OST). 

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Prof Shirley Malcom

Shirley Malcom, Gender Summit speaker

Head, EHR, AAAS; GenderInSITE Co-chair.

Chair
KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing

Shirley Malcom is head of Education and Human Resources Programs  at AAAS. She works to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEM fields as well as to enhance public science literacy. Dr. Malcom is a trustee of Caltech and a regent of Morgan State University. She is a former member of the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation, and served on President Clinton's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Malcom , a native of Birmingham, Alabama, received her PhD in ecology from The Pennsylvania State University, masters in zoology from UCLA and bachelor's with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington.

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Dr Kirsten McEwen

Dr Kirsten McEwen, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker
Career Development Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK. 

Sex, stem cells and regenerative medicine
Parallel 1: Representing human diversity in biomedical research

Dr Kirsten McEwen holds a PhD in stem cell epigenetics from the University of Cambridge and is currently a fellow at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, joint with Imperial College London. Her research is focused on the molecular transcriptional and epigenetic processes in pluripotent stem cells. Kirsten’s interests lie in discovering novel insights from large scale data analysis, including consideration of male and female biological differences.

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Dr Anne McMunn

Dr Anne McMunn, Gender Summit speaker

Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Gender perspectives from the ERC evaluation panels 
Parallel 2: Gender perspectives from the ERC: From application to funding

Dr Anne McMunn is Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Science & Population Health at University College London. She currently leads a European Research Council-funded project investigating changing patterns of work and family activities and their relationships with health and wellbeing over the life course, including the potential impact on children's development of changing gender relations in the household. Dr McMunn also leads research on work and health within the UK ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS) and conducts research into the social determinants of healthy ageing in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

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Dr Jörg Müller (GS7EU)

Dr Jörg Müller, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific Speaker
Senior researcher, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, and Coordinator GenPORT, Spain. 

GenPORT - Your Gateway to Gender and science
KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge

Dr Jörg Müller is currently senior researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3 – UOC) in Barcelona, Spain where he forms part of the Gender and ICT research program. He obtained his PhD in Communications at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and holds a degree in Sociology and Computer Science from the Free-University in Berlin, Germany.

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Dr Annalisa Murgia

Annalisa Murgia, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy.

Results from the GARCIA project – Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries
KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Annalisa Murgia works as a Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento, where she teaches Human Resources Management. Her research interests include work trajectories, with special regard to employment instability, precariousness, knowledge work, safety and occupational health, HR management, scientific careers and the social construction of gender at work. She is currently the Scientific Project Manager of the FP7 project GARCIA - Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries.

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Dr Mihaela Nica

Dr Mihaela Nica, Gender Summti speaker

Value & Access Manager, Novartis Farma, Italy.

Post-hoc analysis of gender effects in therapeutics
Parallel 1: Representing human diversity in biomedical research

Dr Mihaela Nica is a senior healthcare professional with medical background, graduated M.D. and specialized in Infectious Diseases, and a solid experience in big pharma companies like GSK and Novartis, both in developed markets (Italy) and in emerging markets (Romania). She covered different roles in medical departments (MSL Head, Medical Director) developing a strong experience in Clinical Trials, HEOR, Medical Communications and KOL Management.

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Dr Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

Dr Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Gender Summit speaker

MScPH, Junior Research Group Leader "Gender in Prevention and Implementation”, Institute of Gender in Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Germany.

Implementation strategies for gender-sensitive public health practice
Parallel 4: Sources and effects of gender bias in career development

Sabine Oertelt-Prigione is a physician specialized in internal medicine and public health. She obtained her M.D. from the University of Milan and holds a MSc in Public Health from University of London/LSHTM and a medical doctorate from Charité, Berlin. She has been working on the implications of sex and gender in biomedical and public health research since 2003, first during her postdoc years at UC Davis, USA and since 2009 at the Institute of Gender in Medicine in Berlin. She developed the first systematic database on sex and gender-specific literature and co-edited one of the first textbooks on gender medicine. She has authored more than 40 publications in the field.

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Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen

Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen

Senior Adviser, BALANSE-program coordinator, Research Council of Norway (RCN).

The Norwegian Balanse-programme
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

Dr Owesen is a senior adviser at the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic and funding agency for research activities, and a chief source of advice on and input into research policy for the Norwegian Government, the central government administration and the overall research community. Dr Owesen is also the co-ordinator of the BALANSE-program. The Initiative on Gender Balance in Senior Positions and Research Management (BALANSE) seeks to promote gender balance at the senior level in Norwegian research through new knowledge, learning and innovative measures.

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Dr Rachel Palmén

Dr Palmen, Gender Summit speaker

Researcher, notus applied social research, Spain.

Chair
KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge

Rachel Palmén is a researcher at NOTUS.  She forms part of the GenPORT consortium which is an FP7 support and coordination action to develop an Internet portal for sharing knowledge and inspiring collaborative action on gender and science. She is the Workpackage 2 leader which involves carrying out a needs assessment with different stakeholders to feed into the development and testing of a classification framework for gender and science resources. She also leads Workpackage 4 which will produce 5 research syntheses and 25 policy briefs. She currently coordinates a civil society dialogue project co-financed by the EU and Turkey concerning Violence against Women in Turkey, Spain and Italy.

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Dr Lei Pan

Dr Lei Pan, Gender Summit 6 Eu speaker

Content & Analytics Product Manager, Elsevier.

Elsevier Content and Analytics - Comparing gender authorship across fields
Parallel 5: Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices

Dr Lei Pan is Content and Analytics Product Manager at Elsevier, based in Amsterdam. In her role, she manages projects that assess the research performance of countries and universities to identify research strengths and weaknesses, and inform research managers, funding bodies and policy makers in their decision making. Her work relies on analysing large amount of publication, citation, macroeconomic and patent data from various sources, and consulting the views and needs of stakeholders is the key to the usefulness of her projects. Previously, she worked as assistant professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and consultant at Ecorys. She holds a PhD in Economics from VU Amsterdam and a Master in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen Institute.

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Dr Anne Pépin

Anne Pépin, Gender Summit past speaker

Director, Mission for the Place of Women at CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.

Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the ERA: findings and policy recommendations from GENDER-NET ERA-NET
KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Dr Anne Pépin heads the Mission for the Place of Women at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Mission pour la place des femmes au CNRS) since 2012. This strategic unit is in charge of designing, coordinating the implementation, and assessing all actions aimed at fostering gender equality within the organisation. She is a CNRS senior researcher, specialised in nanotechnology, and holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the Université de Montréal, Canada, an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, France, and a Ph.D. in Electronics from the Université Paris 6, France. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT, USA, before being recruited by CNRS in 1996.

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Dr Sanne Peters (GS7)

Dr Sanne Peters, Gender Summit speaker

Research Fellow in Epidemiology, The George Institute for Global Health, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford.

Sex differences in risk factors for cardiovascular disease: large-scale meta-analyses summarising all available evidence
Parallel 1: Representing human diversity in biomedical research

Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford. She obtained her a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Utrecht University and at the University of Cambridge. Currently, she works on a leading programme of research on women’s health and sex-specific health factors in the field of cardiovascular diseases and other major non-communicable diseases. She has conducted a number of large-scale meta-analyses aimed to determine and quantify whether the impact of major and modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases may differ between women and men. This work has so far resulted in a large number of publications, including two in The Lancet, with several more in preparation.

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Assoc. Prof Barbara Poggio

Barbara Poggio, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Vice Rector and Responsible for Equality and Diversities Policies, University of Trento, Italy. 

Results from the GARCIA project – Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries
KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Barbara Poggio is Vice Rector of the University of Trento, responsible for Equality and Diversity Policies and coordinator of the Center of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies of the University of Trento, where she is also delegate for Equal Opportunity. She teaches Sociology of Work and Sociology of Organizations. Her research interests mainly deal with the relationship among gender, work and organizations, with a special focus on methodological issues. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the FP7 project GARCIA - Gendered Academic Research: Combat Instability and Asymmetries.

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Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer (GS7EU)

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Director, Portia Ltd, Gender Summit co-founder, UK.

Chair
Panel 3: Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission

Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD is co-founder and Director of Portia, an organization devoted to improving gender equality in STEM and promoting the inclusion of the gender dimension in STEM. She has 20 years’ experience teaching and researching in the Departments of Computing and Management at Imperial College, University of London. Her original training was in Biophysics. She now applies this scientific background to her work as director of Portia. Portia was the coordinator of the genSET project, the Gender Summits were established as part of the genSET project.

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Dr Katrin Rehak

Dr Katrin Rehak, Gender Summit speaker

Head of Section, Science and Research, Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany

AcademiaNet: The Portal to Excellent Women Academics
KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge

Dr Katrin Rehak  is currently Head of Section „Science and Research“ at the Robert Bosch Foundation, one of the major German foundations associated with a private company. Here, she is responsible for topics such as “Women in Science”, “Strengthening Science in Germany and Europe” and “Science Communication”. Katrin Rehak is a trained geologist and conducted research in the field of Tectonic Geomorphology at different universities, for example in Potsdam, Stanford and Edinburgh.

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Sybille Reidl (GS7EU)

Sybille Reidl, Gender Summit speaker
Scientist, Joanneum Research Forschungsges.m.b.H., Austria.

Gender in Research – Policies, Practices and Experiences
Parallel 5:
Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices

Mag.a Sybille Reidl studied sociology at the University of Vienna. Since 2003 she has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Economic and Innovation Research (POLICIES) of Joanneum Research GmbH which is focused on applied research and consulting services in the fields of science, technology and innovation (STI). Her main research areas are gender/diversity and human resources in STI (especially promotion of equal opportunities, promotion of young researchers / teenagers in natural sciences and engineering). Furthermore she accompanies technology development projects and scientific research projects in the integration of gender and diversity dimensions.

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Prof Curt Rice (GS7EU)

Prof Curt Rice, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Rector, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and Head of the Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research, Norway. 

Chair
Panel 1: Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender
Panel 4: Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science

Curt Rice is a Rector at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and leads Norway’s Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research. He also chairs the Board for Current Research Information System in Norway (CRIStin) and is a member of the Board at the University of Tromsø. Previously, he has served as Pro Rector for Research at the University of Tromsø and he was the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics: A Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CASTL). Prof. Rice is a member of the genSET Science Leaders Panel; the Gender Summits were established on the recommendation of the panel. Since participating in genSET he has written and spoken widely on university leadership and gender, particularly on his blog ScienceInBalance.com.

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Ulrike Roehr

Ulrike Roehr, Gender Summit speaker

Board member, GenderCC - Women for Climate JusticeGenderCC - Women for Climate Justice.

Strengthening gendered climate change knowledge by building up Competence Network
Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Ulrike Roehr is a civil engineer and social scientist by education. For more than 30 years she has been linking gender equality and environmental policy. She is the head of genanet – focal point gender | environment | sustainability, which supports gender mainstreaming in environmental policy. In recent years she managed research and implementation projects focussing on Gender, Care and Green Economy. Her main focus is gender in energy and climate change policy at local and national levels, as well as at the international level in the UNFCCC negotiations. Currently she is involved in the project GenderNETCLIM, run by the University of Bremen and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

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Arn Sauer

Arn Sauer, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Research Officer for Gender Mainstreaming, German Federal Environment Agency, Germany.

Mainstreaming gender into methodologies and human resources development
Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Arn Sauer is Research Officer for Gender Mainstreaming at the German Federal Environment Agency. He holds a MA degree in history and political science from Humboldt University Berlin and a certificate in “Interdisciplinary Women and Gender Research” from the Technical University Berlin. Previous positions include Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Concordia University in Montreal, Teaching Assistant in the master programme “Gender and Diversity Competence” at the Free University Berlin and Researcher for the Gender Competency Centre at Humboldt University Berlin. 

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Dr Helene Schiffbaenker

Helene Schiffbaenker, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Senior Researcher, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria.

Results from the gendERC project – Gendered dimensions in ERC grant selection
KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Helene Schiffbaenker is senior researcher in the research group Technology, Innovation and Policy Consulting at POLICIES – Institute for Economic and Innovation Research of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. She graduated in Sociology at the University of Vienna and also did her PhD there. In 1996, she started her career at the institute of Labor market Policy (IFA Wien) in Vienna, working on female labor market participation and innovative employment fields. She joined JOANNEUM RESEARCH in 2001 and focused here on gender in research and innovation policy.

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Prof Martina Schraudner (GS7EU)

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Head of Department, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin, and Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany. 

Gender equality advancements in the German research landscape
Panel 1: Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender
Gender and Diversity in Scientific Organizations: a focus on the early stages of careers
KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Martina Schraudner received her PhD in Biology from the Technical University of Munich, and worked as a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. She obtained her "Inauguration as a Lecturer" (Habilitation) at the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture at the Humboldt University of Berlin. 

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Dr Jesper W. Simonsen

Jesper W. Simonsen, Gender Summit speaker

Executive Director, Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway.

Gender in the Nordic Research and innovation Area – A New Nordic Initiative
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

Jesper Werdelin Simonsen is Executive Director at the Research Council of Norway, where he oversees research funding in the areas of health, welfare, education and society, as well as development research and international bilateral cooperation. Simonsen is also currently member Norway's Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research. Before coming to the Research Council, Simonsen worked for 14 years as researcher and research manager in the field of agricultural research. From 1997 to 2000 he served as State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Environment.

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Assoc Prof Lisbeth Söderqvist

Assoc Prof Lisbeth Söderqvist, Gender Summit 7 Eu speaker

Senior analyst, Swedish Research Council, Sweden.

Gender equality observations of peer review process
Panel 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes

Lisbeth Söderqvist works with gender equality questions as well as with other analyses at the Department of Research Policy/Policy Advice Unit at The Swedish Research Council, an official research funding body which advises the Swedish Government on research policy issues. She received her PhD from Stockholm University in 2001 and was appointed Associate Professor in 2008.

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Dr Julia Taguena

Dr Julia Taguena, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker
Deputy Director, CONACYT, Mexico.

Plans for GS8 North America in Mexico City in April 2016
Panel 3: Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission

Dr Julia Tagüeña holds the post of Deputy General Director of Scientific Development of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).  She was invited to take this post by the General Director of the agency, Dr. Enrique Cabrero. For over 25 years, she has been a research professor at the Energy Research Center of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), of which she also served as Director. 

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Britta Thomsen (GS7EU)

Britta Thomsen, Gender Summit 7 Europe speaker
Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Politician and Former Member of European Parliament, Denmark. 

Chair
Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players

Britta Thomsen is at present adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and owner of Britta Thomsen Consulting. She was member of the European Parliament from 2004-2014. She was full member of the committee of Industry and Research including vice-chair from 2004-2007. She was also a full member during the whole term of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and elected as coordinator of the Group of Socialists and Democrats. 

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Angelika Trübswetter (GS7EU)

Angelika Trübswetter, Gender Summit EU 7 Speaker

Research Associate, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany.

Gender and Diversity in Scientific Organizations: a focus on the early stages of careers
KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Angelika Trübswetter works at Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI), where her current projects focus on gender and diversity in organizations, career support for young scientists and need-oriented research planning. In particular, she develops original methods of work interaction and career management by drawing from both the social sciences and design know-how. 

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Prof Peter van den Besselaar

Prof Van Den Besselaar, Gender Summit speaker

Professor, Department of Organization Sciences and  the Network Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Cognitive network and gender bias in early career grant decisioin-making
Parallel 4: Sources and effects of gender bias in career development

Prof van den Besselaar’s research focuses on the organization, governance and dynamics of  science. Apart from that he is strongly interested in the use of computational methods and big data in social research. He also still does  some research in the field of social informatics. Between 1982 and 2002, he was at the University of Amsterdam, the department of social informatics, first as assistant professor and then as associate professor. In 2002, he moved to the Royal Netherland Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), where he was director of the social science data archive (Steinmetz Archive) until 2005, and research director and head of the department of Science System Assessment until 2010.

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Dr Romy van der Lee

Dr Romy van der Lee, Gender Summit speaker

Assistant professor, Department of Social and Organisational Psychology, Leiden University, Netherlands.

And the grant goes to... Gender bias in early career research funding
Parallel 4: Sources and effects of gender bias in career development

Romy van der Lee is an assistant professor at the department of Social and Organisational Psychology at Leiden University, where she also obtained her Ph.D. In her research, she investigates the motivational underpinnings and implications of (inter)group behavior and social identity processes. In her current work, she focusses in particular on the differential opportunities for men and women pursuing an academic career. In collaboration with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), she examined gender disparities in a national grant funding scheme, and is currently developing an intervention aimed at closing the funding gap.  

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Prof Krista Varantola

Prof Varantola, Gender Summit speaker

Professor and rector emerita, Tampere University, Finland.

Gender balance in the Finnish educational sector
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

Chancellor Emerita Krista Varantola received her PhD in English from the University of Turku in English, Finland in 1985.  In 1989 she became professor of English at the University of Tampere  She held several administrative positions at Tampere and served Rector (President) and Chancellor of the University of Tampere. She was Chair of the Finnish Council of University Rectors for 2008-2009.  She is currently Chair of the National Advisory Board on Research Integrity in Finland which and member of the ALLEA workgroup on science and ethics.

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Prof Mieke Verloo

Prof Mieke Verloo, Gender Summit speaker

Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Gender perspectives from the ERC evaluation panels 
Parallel 2: Gender perspectives from the ERC: From application to funding

Mieke Verloo is Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at Radboud University in the Netherlands, and Non-Residential Permanent Fellow at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. She is the winner of the 2015 ECPG Gender and Politics Career Achievement Award. She was scientific director of large research projects on gender equality policymaking in Europe (see www.mageeq.net and www.quing.eu). She has extensive consultancy and training experience on gender mainstreaming and intersectionality for several European governments and institutions. Her research is on feminist politics and opposition to gender+ equality in Europe.

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Prof Isabelle Vernos (GS7EU)

Isabelle Vernos, Gender Summit 7 Eu Speaker
ICREA Research Professor, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG, Spain), Member of the European Research Council (ERC) scientific Council, Europe.

Chair
Parallel 2: Gender perspectives from the ERC: From application to funding

Isabelle Vernos PhD is an ICREA Research Professor in the Cell and Developmental Biology program at the Center for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain) where she chairs the office for Gender Balance Affairs. She was nominated EMBO member in 2005 and she serves as advisor and referee for several European and non-European research organisations and Institutes. Since 2012, she is a member of the Advisory Board for Science, Technology and Innovation for the Ministry of Economy and Competitivity in Spain. She is the coordinator of the H2020 funded project LIBRA (2015-2019): Leading Innovative measures to achieve gender Balance in Research Activities. Isabelle Vernos is a member of the ERC scientific Council since 2011 and chairs its Gender Balance working group since 2013.

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Serge Villemure

Serge Villemure, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker

Director, Scholarships, Fellowships and Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada.  

Plans for GS11 North America in November 2017 in Montreal
Panel 3: Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission

Serge Villemure graduated in 1989 with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and obtained his Masters in 1991 in Administration from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Serge joined NSERC in 1991 where he worked as a Program Administrator in different disciplines within the Research Grants Division. In 1997, he became Team Leader for Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He spent one year, from June 2000 to June 2001, at the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat as a Senior Administrator, where he contributed to starting up the program, and then returned to his position within the Physical and Mathematical Sciences at NSERC.

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Assoc. Prof Claartje Vinkenburg (GS7EU)

Claartje J. Vinkenburg, Gender Summit 7 EU speaker

 Associate Professor, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Examples of bias interruptions
Parallel 4:
Sources and effects of gender bias in career development

Claartje Vinkenburg, PhD, is affiliated with VU University Amsterdam as an associate professor of organizational behavior and works as an independent consultant and researcher. Her research, partly funded by the European Research Council, deals with gender and ethnic diversity in professional and academic careers. She critically explores the impact of implicit bias, normative beliefs, and discursive practices on career systems, patterns, and outcomes to promote diversity and inclusion. Claartje teaches Diversity in Organizations (MSc HRM) and supervises PhD candidates. 

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Dr Valda Vinson

Dr Valda Vinson, Gender Summit speaker

South Africa, Deputy Editor, SCIENCE.

Speaker
KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing

Valda Vinson started her career in publishing when she joined the Science staff in 1999. Since then, she has handled research papers in the areas of structural biology, biochemistry, and biophysics as an Associate and Senior Editor. She has also edited Perspectives and served as a team leader. In Dr. Vinson's role as Deputy Editor, she oversees research content in the area of cellular and molecular biology and biomedicine, working with biology editors to attract and select exciting research papers and reviews, while maintaining high editorial standards.

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Dr Gerlind Wallon

Dr Gerlind Wallon, Gender Summit 7 Europe Speaker
Deputy Director, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).

Gender Quotas in Science
KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Gerlind Wallon is the deputy director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). A German native, she graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, followed by a 4 year post-doctoral period at EMBL in Heidelberg.  At EMBO she is responsible for the EMBO Young Investigator Programme, the EMBO Installation Grants, the Women in Science activities and The EMBO Meeting. Gerlind has developed the EMBO Laboratory Management Courses for leadership development, started the Career Day that offers transferable skills training at The EMBO Meeting and authored peer-reviewed studies on the selection processes and the effects of gender on application success at EMBO.

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Prof Lars Wärngård

Prof Lars Wärngård, Gender Summit speaker

Director Planning and Process Development, Forte, Sweden.

Gender mainstreaming at Forte
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

Prof Wärngård is the Director of Planning and Process Development at Forte. Forte funds research for people's health, working life and welfare in Sweden. It is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.  He is also Adjunct Professor in Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University and Associate professor in Toxicology at the Karolinska Institute. Prof Wärngård also has extensive experience mentoring and coaching students, university management and private companies.

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Dr Miyoko O. Watanabe (GS7EU)

Prof Watanabe, Gender Summit speaker
Deputy Executive Directorior, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan

Plans for the second GS10 Asia-Pacific in Japan 2017
Panel 3: Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission

Miyoko O. Watanabe is Senior Director at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). She is also the agency’s Director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr Watanabe is a member of the Science Council of Japan and chair of the council’s Committee on Comprehensive Synthetic Engineering in Science. She is also a member of the Science and Technology Council at Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, as well as a Member of Specialist Committee on Formulating the Fourth Basic Plan for Gender Equality in the Council for Gender Equality of the Japanese Cabinet Office.

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Dr Kate Winter

Dr Kate Winter, Gender Summit speaker

External Evaluator, Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES), USA.

The TIDES approach to increasing diversity in Computer Science
Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Kate Winter, PhD is an independent consultant on research design and evaluation (Kate Winter Evaluation) and Associate Faculty in City University of Seattle's School of Applied Leadership, where she teaches research design in the doctoral program. She also teaches research methods courses in Creighton University's Interdisciplinary Doctorate of Education Program in Leadership, where she is Senior Associate Faculty.

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