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.

July 2019

Professor Susan E. Quaggin and her team are focuses on the basic biology of vascular tyrosine kinase signaling in development and diseases of the blood and lymphatic vasculature. In July 2019 we are pleased to have her as a WISAS SFB829 seminar guest in Cologne, to discuss the challenges as a women in science.

Name: Prof. Susan E Quaggin | Northwestern University

Seminar Titles:

“High ‘TEK’ Solutions for Vascular Diseases” (Science Talk)

“#allofus: A View from Both Sides of the Border” (Women in Science Talk)

Venue: CECAD lecture hall

Date: Monday, July 1st 2019

Prof. Carien Niessen, Speaker of the SFB 829 (on the left) with our WISAS seminar guest Professor Susan E. Quaggin from the Northwestern University (center left), Prof. Thomas Benzing (center right) and Prof. Paul Brinkkötter (on the right) after the WISAS seminar in July 2019.

 

June 2018

Professor Sarah E. Millar and her team are focused on understanding cell-cell signaling mechanisms controlling development, stem cell function and regeneration of the epidermis and organs. In June 2018 we were pleased to have her as a WISAS SFB829 seminar guest in Cologne, to discuss the challenges as a women in science. More information can be found here

Name: Prof. Sarah E. Millar, Ph.D. | University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Titles

“Epithelial Development and Regeneration: Insights from Mouse Genetics and Human Disease” (Science Talk)

“Women in biomedical Research and academic Medicine: Fixing the leaky Pipeline” (Society Talk)

Venue: CECAD lecture hall

Date: Tuesday, June 19 2018

 

Manuela Günter, Prorector for Gender and Diversity, (on the left) with our WISAS seminar guest Prof. Sarah E. Millar from the University of Pennsylvania, (center) and Prof. Carien Niessen, Speaker of the SFB 829, (on the right) after the WISAS seminar in June 2018.

October 2017

The Special WISAS event, held in October 2017, took place after the Cologne Klenk Symposium and brought four successful female scientist together. Claire Higgins, Beate Lichtenberger, Ning Xu Landén and Maria Alcolea shared their exciting findings in the fields of fibroblasts, epithelial function and regeneration with the Cologne scientific community.

Speaker: Claire Higgins, Beate Lichtenberg, Nin Xu Landen (Karolinska Institute), Maria Alcolea (Cambridge)

Venue: CECAD lecture hall

Program

“Fibroblast function in skin homeostasis and regeneration” (Claire Higgins and Beate Lichtenberg)

“Epithelial function in skin homeostasis and regeneration” (Nin Xu Landen and Maria Alcolea)

Date: Tuesday, October 17 2017

May 2017

Professor Susan Wray studied for many years the regulation of uterine contractility under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. She is worldwide one of the leading physiologists in this field. In May 2017 we were pleased to have her as a WISAS SFB829 seminar guest in Cologne, to discuss the role of women in science.

Name: Professor Dr. Susan Wray | Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Institute of Translational Medicine, The University of Liverpool

Seminar Titles

“Hypoxia in the uterus – something old and something new”

“Women in Science – we will survive and thrive!”

Venue: CECAD lecture hall

Date: Tuesday, May 9 2017


The complete WISAS lecture held by Susan Wray can be watched here.

July 2016

Professor Birgit Lane is known internationally for her work on keratins and has a long-standing interest in the function of the keratin cytoskeleton in epithelia and associated diseases. In July 2016 we were pleased to have her as a WISAS SFB829 seminar guest in Cologne, to discuss the role of women in science.

Name: Professor Dr. Birgit Lane | A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology and Skin Research Institute of Singapore

Seminar Titles:

“Learning Lessons from Rare Skin Diseases” (Science Talk)
“Winds of Change – An Altered Perspective on Minority Science” (Society Talk)

Venue: CECAD lecture hall

Date: Tuesday, July 5 2016

 

group picture

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.

 

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