GS9 Speakers

Dr Saher Ahmed

Saher Ahmed, Gender Summit 9 Europe speaker

Athena SWAN Project Manager, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), UK. 

Sex in Science at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute: Embedding Gender Equality within Leadership
Parallel: Interventions to improve participation, retention, and leadership

Dr Saher Ahmed is the Athena SWAN Project Manager at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI) and co-ordinates the Wellcome Genome Campus-wide Sex in Science Programme. Saher holds a BSc in Physics, MSc in Applied Radiation Physics and a PhD in Nuclear Physics (University of Birmingham). Saher has over a decade of experience of working on Diversity in STEM projects and has set-up national projects to tackle the under-representation of women in STEM. Saher currently manages WTSI’s Women in Science programme and is responsible for influencing change in policies, practices and provisions that disproportionately disadvantage people according to their gender.