As a part of the STARBIOS2 activities, the University of Gdansk organised two events, dedicated to Women in Science.
Seminar: Women in Science
An open seminar dedicated to women in science took place on 1st December 2017 at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdansk. The meeting opened by Prof. D.Sc. Krzysztof Bielawski, a supervisor of the STARBIOS2 at the University of Gdansk, was moderated by Prof. D.Sc. Ewa Łojkowska, an outstanding woman researcher and a great supporter of women science career development, both as a head of The Laboratory of Plant Protection and Biotechnology at University of Gdańsk and as a Chair of the Jury of the “L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science” programme.
In the first part of the meeting Dr Natasza Kosakowska – Berezecka and Dr Magdalena Żadkowska from University of Gdansk discussed and presented the results of the report Gender gap in Biosciences that they had conducted within STARBIOS 2 actions at the IFB of UG. The second presentation was led by a guest speaker Dr Magdalena Król University Professor at Warsaw University of Life Sciences, a renowned researcher granted several scientific prizes and distinctions including L`Oreal & Unesco “for Woman in Science” habitation fellowship. Dr Magdalena Król presented difficult aspects of women careers’ development in the past and today talking about its challenges and perspectives. The audience raised several questions and issues after both presentations.
DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT IN A TEAM
An interactive workshop was conducted the same day by Dr Natasza Kosakowska–Berezecka and Dr Magdalena Żadkowska for members and leaders of research groups of Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology at the University of Gdansk. The aim of the workshop was to provide the participants with tools used to increase the effectiveness of management in the teams diverse due to sex, age, nationality or talents.