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Today we celebrate Women's contribution to Science

Today, the 11th of February, is the International day of Women and Girls in Science.

Today, we recognize the important role that women and girls perform in science and technology, as well as the inequalities and challenges they face to thrive and unfold in STEM fields.

Today marks an opportunity to learn, read, listen and reflect on these important issues, and think about the role we each want to play in tackling these issues within the global scientific community​.

Today we, the steering committee of GLOBEs Diversity Progamme​, is hosting a Symposium celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science​.


9.00 – 9.10. Welcome by GLOBE´s Institute leader and the chair of the Diversity Programme steering committee

9.10 – 9.30. Nanna B. Karlsson: Gender distribution of the Geosciences in Denmark

9.30 – 9.45 Katherine Richardson: Phytoplankton as agents of change in the Earth System

9.45 – 10.00 Elishevah van Kooten: The track-and-trace of mass transport in the young evolving Solar System.


10.10 – 10.25 Ana Prohaska: Using ancient pollen DNA to track past plant dynamics

10.25 – 10.40 Sandra Breum Andersen: Microbial interactions in health and disease

10.40 – 10.55 Rute Fonseca: Investigating macro- and microevolution using genomic data


11.00 - 11.45 Panel discussion on career trajectories and development with pre submitted questions.

The panel consists of the speakers and the discussions will be mediated by Eline Lorenzen. The aim of the panel debate is partly to help inspire the next generation of women in science and their allies but also to inspire leaders to identify career defining events and trajectories and help promote them.

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