The NCCR RNA & Disease participates in the #NCCRWomen campaign and publishes five portraits with female researchers from our network!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, all NCCRs currently in place across the whole country joint forces to release a series of videos showcasing women working in science. The videos are targeted at girls and boys of school and undergraduate age. The videos aim to influence the stereotypes of how people picture a scientist and to give insights into the everyday life of scientists. Each NCCR will host a week where they will publish several videos covering multiple scientific disciplines, from 8th of March (#InternationalWomensDay) until 31st of October 2021 (50th anniversary of the women's vote in Switzerland).
During the week of 28 June - 2 July, 2021, the NCCR RNA & Disease published five portraits of our female scientists:
Portrait of Valeriia Volodkina, PhD student in the Meister Group, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern
Portrait of Magdalini Polymenidou, Professor at the Department of Quantitative Biomedicine, University of Zurich
Portrait of Jasmin van den Heuvel (postdoc), Kerstin Dörner (PhD student), Claudia Gafko (PhD student), Chiara Ruggeri (PhD student) from the Kutay Group, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich
Portrait of Nancy Carullo, Postdoc from the Mansuy Group, Brain Research Institute (University of Zurich) & Institute for Neuroscience (ETH Zurich)