Gender, Career and Equality Day – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Invitation: March 8, 2018

Gender, Career and Equality Day

The Niels Bohr Institute is organizing on March 8, 2018 a  symposium on Gender, Career and Equality addressing the central question: How does the research environment affect careers?

We have shaped an exciting program with experts and interested scientists across many different research areas. Together we will address issues and questions revolving around how family and funding responsibilities fit into the current work conditions and environments. Everyone is welcome to actively engage in discussions, exchange ideas, inspire and consider possible solutions towards a more diverse, inclusive, flexible and dynamic workplace situation in academia.

Please mark the date on your calendars and sign up for the symposium using the online form below.

We are looking very much forward to seeing you at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C.

Program:

9:00-9:30 - Registration and coffee

9:30-9:45 - Welcome by Jan W. Thomsen (Head of the Niels Bohr Institute).

9:45-10:30 – Career, Gender Equity and Environment, Tine Jess (Center Director, Professor, MD DMSc at Center for Clinical Research and Prevention at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital).

10:30-11:15 – How can we as a research funding foundation address challenges in Gender, Career and Equality, Thomas Sinkjær (Senior Vice President of Grants & Prizes of The Lundbeck Foundation).

11:15-11:45 – Coffee break.

11:45-13:15 – Panel discussion: The keynote speakers Tine Jess and Thomas Sinkjær will be joined for a lively discussion by:

 - Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Professor and Researcher at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute.

 - Nils Overgaard Andersen, Emeritus Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute and former Dean of the Faculty of Science at The University of Copenhagen.

 - Thomas Schødt Rasmussen, Director of Research and  Innovation at Copenhagen School of Technology and Design.

 - Kasper Green Larsen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University.

 - Anine Laura Borger, PhD Student at the X-ray and Neutron Science Section at the Niels Bohr Institute.

13:15-13:30 – Closing remarks by the panel moderator: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the UC Santa Cruz, USA and at the Niels Bohr Institute).

13:30 Stand-up lunch and informal discussion.

Tine Jess, Center Director, Professor, MD, DMSc, has a career of many years within clinical epidemiology.

Tine Jess is Head of Department and Chief Physician of Clinical Epidemiology at Frederiksberg and Bispeberg Hospital.

In year 2007, she returned to public research and later received a Female Research Leader Grant from the Danish Council of Independent Research. During years 2010-2016, she ran a large and successful research group at Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, conducting clinical epidemiological and pharmaco-epidemiological research within the field of IBD with numerous high-impact publications.

She has received the UNESCO For Women in Science Award, the UEGW Rising Star Award, a Danish Medal of Honor, she has been member and former Vice Chair of the Young Academy of the Royal Danish Society of Science and Letters (www.youngacademy.dk) and she is former Head of the Epidemiological Committee and board member of the European Crohn Colitis Organization ( www.ecco-ibd.org).

Professor Jess is visible in Danish media as a researcher and debater of research political challenges. Among many activities, she has been member of the ministerial Task Force working to increase the number of women in science. She is now heading approximately 100 MDs, public health candidates, data managers and statisticians working on medical data in Center for Clinical Research and Prevention in the Capital Region of Denmark.

Thomas Sinkjær is Senior Vice President of Grants & Prizes of The Lundbeck Foundation.

Thomas Sinkjær has a MSc in Engineering and a PhD from Aalborg University. He is also qualified as a medical doctor by the University of Copenhagen.

Following three inspiring years at Villum Fonden, Thomas Sinkjær is now  leading the implementation of the Lundbeck Foundation’s new strategy for grant allocation activities, including the prestigious Brain Prize. His long experience in developing research strategy started as a Director of the Danish National Research Foundation and Professor and Head of the Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction at Aalborg University. 

Thomas Sinkjær has a MSc in Engineering and a PhD from Aalborg University. He also has obtained a medical doctor degree (dr. med.) from the University of Copenhagen.

Nils O. Andersen is professor of experimental atomic physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

Nils O. Andersen is professor of experimental atomic physics at the Niels Bohr Institute. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the British Institute of Physics.

He has served as chairman of the Danish Physical Society and is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters and the Academy of Technical Sciences. He served for six years as director of the Niels Bohr Institute and for seven years as dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.

He has supervised a lot of MSc and PhD students and recently published a book on polarization, alignment and orientation in atomic collisions.

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen is Professor and leading the Ice and Climate research center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Professor and director, Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute is leading in ice core drilling and subsequent analysis of ice core data in conjunction with models to determine past climate and how it affected the Greenland ice sheet.

She has been leading several international deep drilling projects like NGRIP, NEEM and EGRIP. In addition, also large research projects funded by grants by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), European Research Council (ERC) and EU FP7.

Thomas Schødt Rasmussen, Director of Research and Innovation at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology/KEA, University of Copenhagen.

Thomas Schødt Rasmussen is in his third run as a research director at a practice based institution and he has specialized in building research programs from scratch.

This involves questions about the nature of disciplines, practice and research. But beyond who does what, why and how, lies a fundamental question: if no established discipline exists – no A-level journals, no meritocracy – how do you get people to sacrifice everything for science? 

Kasper Green Larsen is a member of the Young Academy under the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. Photo: Lars Svankjær.

Kasper Green Larsen (born 1986) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University, Denmark.

He received his Ph.D. from Aarhus University in 2013. During his studies, Kasper spent five months at Princeton University (USA) together with his wife, a 2-year-old and a newborn of just 2 months. This was a very tough experience for the family and had a large impact on his later career, amongst others resulting in a change to industry after his Ph.D. instead of moving abroad again for a post-doc. Kasper returned to academia as an Assistant Professor in 2014. He is now a member of the Young Academy under the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. He is also a recipient of the Hartmann Foundation's Diploma prize 2017, the Aarhus University Ph.D. prize 2014, the Danish Minister of Science's EliteForsk travel scholarship (2011) and a Google European Doctoral Fellowship in Search and Information Retrieval (2010).

His research interests span many areas of theoretical computer science, including data structures, lower bounds, range searching, dimensionality reduction, streaming algorithms and hardness in P.

Anine Laura Borger is a Ph.D. student at the Niels Bohr Institute.

Anine Laura Borger is currently doing a Ph.D. at the Niels Bohr Institute where she previously completed a bachelor's and master's degree.

She is half way through her Ph. D. studies and is considering whether her future carrier path should be in academic research or not.

She will share her thoughts on her own experience of being a young woman studying physics, a traditionally male dominated field, and considering an academic carrier path.

Her main considerations with respect to an academic carrier are work life balance and raising a family.

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Niels Bohr Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute.

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Professor and the Chair of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz Institute and the Niels Bohr Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute.

After studying at the University of Cambridge, he became the John Bahcall Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Since joining the UCSC faculty in 2007, Ramirez-Ruiz has won a number of national awards for his research, including a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Kavli Fellowship from the National Academy of Science and the Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard.

He has authored or co-authored about 180 research papers, lectured, broadcast and written widely on science and is a highly decorated teacher and research adviser. As the director of the Lamat Institute at UCSC, Ramirez-Ruiz works vigorously to support the promotion and retention of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM.