International Women's Day 2021 Live Discussion

Join us for a live discussion on International Women’s Day streamed directly from our social media accounts! Supporting the IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge, we bring together 6 women researchers from different regions and career stages for a live conversation around women in science of the 21st century.

Monday 8th March 1 pm GMT / 2 pm CET

Live stream on TwitterFacebook and YouTube



Hilary Lappin-Scott – FEMS President, WISE Hero Award winner for her services to microbiology and the advancement of women in science and engineering



Ally Hughes (@fabhlach3592) – final year PhD student in Marine Biotechnology at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), member of Women in Ocean Science 



Diana Githwe (@dianagithwe) – first year PhD Candidate at Newcastle University (UK), author of the blog An Abundance of Melanin



Sylvia Soldatou
(@SylviaSoldatou) Senior Postdoc at Robert Gordons University (Scotland), experience working as scientist in UK, USA, Ireland, and Greece 



Eglė Lastauskienė –  Associate Professor at Vilnius University Life Sciences Center (Lithuania), member of the Lithuanian Microbiological Society



Branka Vasiljevic – FEMS Secretary General, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade (Serbia) 




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