On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Salt Water Museum, in collaboration with the Girona Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBGI), will host the opening of "Científiques Catalanes 2.0", a traveling exhibition featuring women scientists in our territory, whose work is very important for the advancement of science, in all its aspects. The exhibition is coordinated by the ACCC Gender Perspective Group.
With this exhibition, the ACCC Gender Perspective Group, begins the new decade by strengthening its commitment to promoting gender equality in the scientific field.
Giving voice to more than 20 leading researchers from various STEAM disciplines and scientific outreach, the excellence of female-led research and outreach will be emphasized. A series of exhibition panels will showcase their successful careers and motivations, a reference for new generations who are curious and/or would like to devote themselves to science.
The opening ceremony will take place at 6 pm, with a panel discussion featuring some of the characters of the exhibition, such as Sílvia Osuna, researcher at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (UdG) and Rosa Estopà, Researcher at the IULA (Institute of Applied Linguistics-CER). Also participating will be Olga Tura, principal investigator of the Respiratory Group of the IDIBGI and the members of the ACCC, Sílvia Simon, director of the Chair of Scientific Culture and Digital Communication of the UdG, and Clàudia Diviu, doctoral fellow of Science Communication at UPF and Communication Technician at Biocat. Clàudia Diviu will moderate this first debate on the importance of recognizing and focusing on the work of women who are involved in and lead major scientific breakthroughs.
From the ICMAB, M. Rosa Palacín and Anna Roig are featured in this exhibiton. You will here more about them in the following days.
The exhibition will travel throughout Catalonia, stopping at different leading institutions and research centers. Today's confirmed locations are:
Within the framework of 11F, on February 12 at 18h, the ACCC Gender Perspective Group also organizes a social rountable in Vil·la Urània: "Scientists in the laboratory and in the media". This talk will highlight the role of women in science and include the role of women informers and/or communicators in different formats.
We will find a dialogue between the women researchers and those who disseminate them.
The particpants are: Clàudia Diviu, doctoral fellow of Science Communication at UPF and Communication Technician at Biocat; Gemma Marfany, Associate Professor of Genetics, Head of Unit of the CIBERER (Network Biomedical Research Center - Rare Diseases) of the University of Barcelona (UB) and one of the scientists represented in the exhibition "Científiques Catalanes 2.0"; Anna May, Head of Communication and Outreach at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), and Member of the ACCC Board and the Gender Perspective Group of the ACCC; Laia Pellejà, Head of Outreach and Scientific Training of the Catalan Institute of Chemical Research (ICIQ) and member of the Gender Perspective Group of the ACCC; and Miriam Rivera, Creator of Biomiics - Biology in Comics, Technical Secretary and Communications Officer of the ACCC, and a member of the Gender Perspective Group of the ACCC.