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Third AcademiaNet Meeting in UK

The meeting will be held October 21, 2016 in Cambridge

28.9.2016 | Via regular meetings, AcademiaNet provides a unique opportunity to learn from female experience across scientific disciplines.
Opportunity either needs a door to knock on - or an internet-portal. The internet portal AcademiaNet was created by the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Bosch foundation) in order to raise the visibility of outstanding female scientists and to increase their number in leadership positions.
AcademiaNet enables decision makers to search for suitable candidates when appointing leadership positions and committees. Today, the site features the profiles of more than 2,000 women scientists nominated by a national or international research organization from all over the world, and the trend is upward.

Via regular meetings, the network provides a unique opportunity to learn from female experience across scientific disciplines. The first UK AcademiaNet meeting was held in September 2015 at Clare Hall College Cambridge. From then on, Academia Net fellows have started regular exchange of female academic experiences.
On October 21st, 2016, Clare Hall College will again be hosting the third Meeting of AcademiaNet Fellows in the UK. After a short introduction by the organizers, the meeting will be opened with a talk given by Prof. Caroline Savage, Vice President of Experimental Medicine at GlaxoSmithKline Stevenage. Caroline will talk to us about: "How innovations translate into real-world applications."

Prof. Christina Haubrich
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Prof. Christina Haubrich
The meeting will include a dinner which is kindly sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It is organized by Prof. Christina Haubrich, AcademiaNet Fellow, Life Member of Clare Hall College, and currently visiting professor at the Brain Physics Lab, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, and University of Cambridge.
Prof. Haubrich also organized the first meeting: 18 AcademiaNet fellows came together, featuring members from Cambridge, London and Norwich, representing such diverse areas as psychology, plant biology, molecular biology, neurological development and evolution through to early medieval history. Dr. Lori Passmore spoke about the situation for women in academia in the UK, with special reference to her own field of molecular biology. Guest speaker Dr. Humeira Iqtidar, Fellow of King's College London, talked about the ideas presented in her book: "Secularizing Islamists?" based on research and interviews carried out in Pakistan.

Elmside House
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Elmside House | one of the buildings of Clare Hall where the UK AcademiaNet meetings are held.
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