Results about: equality

Elaine Fuchs: “We all need to embrace diversity”

Earlier this year, Elaine Fuchs, a world expert in skin stem cells, visited IRB Barcelona for a short sabbatical. During her stay, she worked on her science and had engaging exchanges with IRB Barcelona scientists. She also gave a lecture on her career path as woman scientist. She spoke with in vivo about it. With some good advice.

 

Science needs fewer barriers between fields, more time and less aggressiveness, says Maria Macias

It was the first time that Group Leader and ICREA researcher Maria Macias organised a Barcelona BioMed Conference, in collaboration with the BBVA Foundation, held on 28-30 November 2016. When asked about the experience, she highlights that having been able to draw together experts from very diverse research fields and backgrounds was “extremely fulfilling” for her. The conference programme covered areas spanning genomics to systems biology, cellular structural biology, big data, and patients-focussed approaches.

“IRB Barcelona will always be special because I took my first steps as a scientist here”

Ana Janic (Serbia, 1978) finished a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Physiology at the University of Belgrade in 2005, after which she moved to Barcelona for a summer internship in Cayetano González’s Cell Division Laboratory. This experience led her to undertake a PhD at IRB Barcelona, during which she developed a research project in the field of Drosophila tumour biology. Her thesis was graded cum laude by the University of Barcelona and was awarded  the “Premis Extraordinaris de Doctorat 2011” as the best doctoral thesis that year. She then moved to Andreas Strasser’s Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, to carry out postdoctoral research in molecular genetics of haematopoietic malignancies. Ana and her husband have been living in Australia since 2011, and they had a daughter, Emma, in 2014. She visited IRB Barcelona in October to give a talk on her current research.