Working Group on Women in Science (WISE)
The Working Group on Women in Science (WISE) was established in 2001. Its main objective is to facilitate awareness on the issue of Women in Science, to encourage people to participate actively in promoting gender equality in science, and to support the 43 Constituent Societies and academic institutions in these countries on the issue of Women in Science.
The Working Group has organized workshops on the issue of Women in Science at several FEBS Congresses in recent years. Read more about the activities at the 2012 FEBS Congress in Sevilla in FEBS News (October 2012 issue, pages 11–12).
Each year, FEBS and EMBO work together select one outstanding female scientist for FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award. Previous winners were Susan Gasser (2012), Carol Robinson (2011), Ingrid Grummt (2010), Anne Houdusse (2009) and Naama Barkai (2008). The winner of the 2013 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award is Geneviève Almouzni; click here for more information.
The nomination deadline for the 2014 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award is 15 October 2013. The scientific community is encouraged to nominate female scientists working in Europe who have made outstanding contributions to life sciences research and significantly advanced our understanding of a particular discipline in the last five years. The nominator is requested to submit a nomination letter and letters of support from two other scientists, along with the nominee's CV and publication list, by 15 October 2013. Further details and the link to nominate can be found here: http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/women-in-science-award.
From 10 September 2012, the FEBS Working Group on Women in Science is Chaired by Prof. Cecilia Arraiano.