Women in Science and Society Lectures

Organized by SFB 829 and the Rectorate University of Cologne, WISAS lecture series brings prominent female scientists of skin research and associated areas to Cologne to discuss the role of women in science and society. A first lecture aims at the biomedical community. The second lecture is open to the public and addresses how gender issues are perceived in other countries and how other universities deal with it. The speaker will also give insights into her experience in combining a scientific career as a woman with private and family life (work/life balance).

The lectures are open to everybody! We especially encourage young scientists of both genders to attend these lectures.

A complete list of all events can be found here.











The complete WISAS lecture held by Susan Wray on May 9th 2017 can be watched  here.


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Prof. Carien Niessen, Speaker of the SFB 829, (on the left) with our WISAS seminar guest Prof. Birgit Lane, A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology and Skin Research Institute of Singapore,  (center) and Manuela Günter, Prorector for Gender and Diversity, (on the right) after the WISAS seminar in July 2016.








  • Upcoming Events

    1. SFB 829 Connector Meeting

      April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    2. International Investigative Dermatology 2018

      Mai 16 - Mai 18
    3. Women in Science and Society with Sarah Millar

      Juni 19 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    4. SFB 829 Connector Meeting

      August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    5. International Symposium „Molecular Mechanisms regulating Skin Homeostasis“

      November 12 - November 14
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