May 17, 2017

Women and successful careers: Making it work

On Thursday, June 8, 2017 the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) will host a ?Women in Science? event to enable the exchange between PhD students and Postdocs and professional women with successful careers. The panel with representatives from both academia and industry will address the importance of networking, mentoring, and provide insights on how to approach recruitment hurdles and mesh career with family life.

Five professional women with successful careers will discuss with the participants and provide examples of:

  • How they dealt with unconscious bias
  • How a mentor has helped their career
  • What networking opportunities they would not miss
  • How they managed to mesh their career with family life
  • How they approached next career steps


Dr. Jennifer Cobb, Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Calgary, CAN
Dr. Anne Corcoran, Group Leader, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK
Miriam Donaldson, Head Diversity and Inclusion, Novartis Pharma, Basel
Dr. Stephanie Küng, Principle Scientist, Roche, Basel
Dr. Prisca Liberali, Junior Group Leader, FMI

Prof. Susan Gasser, Director, FMI

Thursday, June 8, 2017
14:00 - 17:00h, FMI, Room 5.30

The short presentations from each panelist are followed by round-table discussions from 15:45 - 17:00.

Please register for the round-tables until June 6, 2017 through
Participation is limited to 60. First come, first served.

This is an event organized as part of the Horizon 2020 project LIBRA.
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