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+++ We regret to inform you that due to the effects of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the travel restrictions associated with it, we unfortunately have to cancel the 8th Ladies Science Club Meeting. We thank you for your understanding for the cancellation at short notice and hope that you will be able to participate in the catch-up date we are aiming for in September. +++

Who we are: The Ladies Science Club is a voluntary network of women in the life sciences in Germany. The members are junior and mid-career academics from the fields of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, and biology.

The theme of the meeting: How to improve the career and work situation of women in life sciences? What are the special problems of the German academic system and what can we do about that?

All are welcome to attend and contribute. We especially invite you to join the discussion on March 12, 3-5 pm at the Berlin Institute of Health. 

If you want to join, we kindly ask you to register at daniela.panakova@mdc-berlin.de

Preliminary program:

Day 1: Thursday, 12. March

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome: Dr. Christine Kurmeyer (Women & Equal Opportunities Officer, Charité)
13:15 – 14:30 Keynote: Prof. Petra Ritter (Charité) The virtual Brain
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 17:00 Status of gender equality in Germany by Karin Höhne (BIH) followed by Fishbowl Discussion, moderated by Stefanie Lohaus (EAF, Berlin) Helga Lukoschat (EAF, Berlin) Graphic recording by Franziska Ruhnau
18:00 – 19:00 Coffee break & Wrap-up

Day 2: Friday, 13. March

09:30 – 9:50 Bin Qu (Saarland University) Disruption of microtubule ntwork rescues impaired killing of CD8+ T cells in high density extracellular matrix
09:50 – 10:10 Claudia Kutter (Karolincka Institute) Slimming down liver cancer cells with lincRNAs
10:10 – 10:30 Gabriela Salinas (University Medical Center Göttingen) technical challenges for NGS-single-cell sequencing (SCS) in basic science and clinical applications
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:20 Geraldine Zimmer (RWTH Aachen) Diverse actions of the DNA methyltransferase 1 in directing cortical interneuron development and function
11:20 – 11:50 Mirka Uhlírova (University Cologne) Going big: Unraveling the mechanisms of macrophage multinucleation
11:50 – 12:45 4 min Flashtalks: all participants
12:45 – 13:00 Wrap-up & Concluding Remarks (Daniela Panakova, Elke Dworatzek)

Please note that this event unfortunately had to be cancelled.


12. - 13. March 2020


Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2
10178 Berlin


If you want to join, we kindly ask you to register at daniela.panakova@mdc-berlin.de