Introduction to Women’s Week in Neuroscience, 2020

What does it mean to be a woman in science? 

Writer: Ally Gilbert
Editor: Karolay Lorenty

On 8th March, the world commemorated a step in a positive direction towards gender equality and the embodiment of women’s rights.

To celebrate this auspicious and provocative time, UCL Neuroscience Society organised a week featuring the inspirational voices of women that have contributed significantly to the scientific community. In a series of talks and discussions, female scientists gave us insights into academic careers, their research, and how women are represented in academia.

This week elicited a much-needed discussion: what does it mean to be a woman in science?

Frances Edwards, a professor of Neurodegeneration at UCL, kick-started the week, highlighting her contributions to the field of synaptic transmission and Alzheimer’s disease. Most importantly, she tells her story, her journey, trials and tribulations of pursuing a career in academia, as a woman.

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