Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae Jamison, engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut; the first black woman to travel into space.
12:30h Welcome by Moderators
- Sofia Batista Leite, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
12:35h Funding and performing science in Portugal: Is gender relevant?
- Prof. Helena Pereira, President Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (FCT) & member of JRC Board of Governors
12:45h A Ciencia: Science is a feminine word (the experience of 2020 ERCs)
- How viruses shape societies: Maria Joao Amorim, Instituto Gulbenkian Ciencia
- The dance of chromosomes (along with the XX challenges): Raquel Oliveira, Instituto Gulbenkian Ciencia
- Reward and aversion: from neurons to circuits to behavior: Ana Joao Rodrigues, ICVS: Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho
13:15h Science for policy in the life sciences and roundtable discussion
- Panelists and all participants – men's views wanted!
We will be joined by Sandra Caldeira, Monica Bettencourt-Dias, Sandra Coecke and Raquel Gaspar and will jointly answer your questions
13:55h Keepers of the sea: women wisdom for science
- Raquel Gaspar, Ocean alive – Launch of online exhibition
14:00h Thank you and learnings from the session
* This website and the “Portuguese Semester” celebrations are organised by a group of volunteers at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) to promote and disseminate Portuguese culture, on the occasion of the 2021 Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
This is part of a tradition at the JRC, initiated back in 1992 with the first series of activities to mark the EU Council Portuguese Presidency at the time. Since then, cultural semesters have been organised, as a way to celebrate the culture and traditions of the EU member state that holds the rotating presidency of the Council and bring them closer to the JRC and local communities. *