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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Gender equity in academia - making it happen

When: Wednesday May 6

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Lecture Theatre S9, Building 25 (CL_16 Rainforest Walk)

A talk by Prof Jenny Martin, ARC Laureate Fellow and head of Structural Biology and Drug Discovery lab at The University of Queensland. Prof. Martin has played major roles in publicising the under-representation of women in science and in addressing the issues of gender imbalance in academia.

Published in a letter to Nature, she created a model for achieving gender balance at academic conferences, which has since been adopted internationally. Prof. Martin continues to make an impact through her membership of the NHMRC Women in Health Science Working Committee and the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Forum Steering Committee.

Her exceptional contributions to both research and the address of gender equity issues have been recognised by many prestigious awards including the ASBMB Roche Medal, the Queensland Smart Women Smart State Research Scientist Award, the Women in Biotech Outstanding Achievement Award, and most recently, she was a finalist for Mentor of the Year in the 2015 NABWomen’s Agenda Leadership Award.

In a special seminar, Prof. Martin will address why gender equity is still a problem, and how we, as both men and women, can change what we do to tackle the issue.

Followed by drinks and nibbles in Building 77 Foyer (5 – 6 pm)

If you would like to meet with Jenny on the 6th of May, please contact Nyssa Drinkwater 

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