Celebrating achievements of French women in science!

The 8th March is the international day for defending women’s rights. This is the occasion to celebrate and promote women’s achievements, including in science! To that end, the team of the French Semester at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission organises a virtual event with an amazing panel of 8 French scientific women!

Our invited speakers include both confirmed scientists at the forefront of their field and young promising scientists in environmental and health sciences:

  • Céline Bellard, researcher at CNRS (Orsay) and specialist of invasive alien species
  • Manon Bickert, post-doctoral researcher at Modena University and specialist in marine geosciences
  • Karen Boniface, scientific project officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre and specialist in global navigation satellite systems applied to Earth observation 
  • Nadine Gobron, project leader at the European Commission Joint Research Centre and researcher in the optical remote sensing domain
  • Line Le Gall, professor at the National Museum of Natural History (Paris) and specialist of marine biodiversity discovery
  • Sandrine Pavoine, professor at the National Museum of Natural History (Paris) and specialist in ecology and mathematics
  • Karine Princé, independent researcher and expert for the European Commission and specialist of bird conservation
  • Maïté Verreault, researcher in experimental neurooncology and project manager at the Paris Brain Institute.

This event will be held virtually, on March 8th 2022, between 12h30 and 14h30. In a first part, they will present their background and one of her main scientific successes. They will then share their insights on some of your questions as well as their (good and bad!) experience about being a woman in science. With the breadth of themes we have for you in this event, you will also be able to learn about a wide range of scientific topics such as biodiversity, marine geosciences, Earth observation and cancer, and hear about the challenges that women experience to become successful leading scientists!!

Marine Robuchon, scientific project officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre and researcher in conservation sciences, will moderate the event.

Programme

  • 12h30 – 12h32: Welcome address by Catherine Simoneau (President of the JRC French Semester team) on behalf of the JRC French Semester team
  • 12h32 – 12h35: Opening by Bernard Magenhann (Deputy Director General of the JRC)
  • 12h35 – 12h40: Introduction of the event by Marine Robuchon
  • 12h40 – 14h00: Presentations by the 8 invited speakers (10 min each)
  • 14h00 – 14h30: Panel discussion

Watch this event via the Streaming Service of the European Commission!

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