Gender Equality

Over the last 10 years at the University of Bonn, females have made up 50-60% of enrollment into Bachelors, Masters, and PhD programs. This is a drastic contrast to the 10% of females found at the level of University Professor.

LIMES Women in Science (WiS)

We are aware of the challenges facing women in academia and are dedicated to take internal measures to recruit and promote excellent female scientists at all career levels. In this way, we have recently recruited Prof. Irmgard Foerster to head the Immunology and Environment group at the LIMES Institute. Furthermore, we have now appointed a Gender Equality committee for LIMES-WiS (Women in Science) to help provide support for staff and students to make the transition from undergraduate training, to more independent positions and senior research roles. The LIMES-WiS committee is composed of female academics at all career levels across different disciplines.

LIMES-WiS Committee: Margret Bülow, Sevgi Can Cengiz, Maria Embgenbroich, Irmgard Förster, Anne Gäbler, Silvana Hassel, Bettina Jux, Natalie Katzmarski, Stephanie Kath-Schorr, Elvira Mass, Elisa Merklinger, Marie Paradis, Susanne Schmidt, Julia Sellin, Elvira Weber und Heike Weighardt.

The first initiative of LIMES-WiS was to initiate a bi-monthly seminar series. Seminars would highlight scientific presentations from excellent female scientists at all career levels, and promote inter-institutional scientific exchange and mentoring. Career planning, grant writing, and soft-skill workshops and seminars would also feature in addition to the scientific seminar series. Regular get-togethers of female scientists after the seminars should help to identify and enforce suitable measures for child-care and a stable work-life balance. We hope that such a forum will foster scientific and personal exchange to improve career development among women, and ultimately help to address the gender imbalance at senior levels. 

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LIMES-WiS Seminar Series

Date

Title

Speaker

Location

18.01.18

17 Uhr

LIMES winter party

 

LIMES,

EG

foyer

30.11.17

16 Uhr

"Plasmacytoid dendritic cell development"

Prof. Dr. Roxane Tussiwand, Immune Regulation, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel

LIMES,

EG

I-001

07.-11.08.17

ganztags

Kinderferienbetreuung

Proki Kinderevents, Bonn

LIMES,

EG

I-001

14.07.17

16:30 Uhr

1st LIMES summer party

 

LIMES,

EG

foyer and terrace

14.07.17

15 Uhr

"The Role of Tetraspanin-2 in Innate Immunity and Neuroinflammation"

PD Dr. med. Judith Alferink, Department of Psychiatry, University of Münster

LIMES,

EG

I-001

03.07.17

10-18 Uhr

Seminar "Self-presentation and networking"

Seminarleiter Dr. Philipp Gramlich, NaturalScience.Careers, München

LIMES,

EG

I-001

04.05.17

16 Uhr

"Karriere und Familienförderung an der Universität Bonn"

Sandra Hanke, Zentrale Gleichstellungsbeauftragte und Xenia Lehr, Leiterin Familienbüro Universität Bonn

LIMES,

EG

I-001

19.01.17

16 Uhr

WiS Get-together

 

LIMES,

EG

Foyer

06.12.16

15 Uhr

Kinderweihnachtsfeier

 

LIMES,

EG

Foyer

25.11. und 02.12.16 /

9-17 Uhr

"Kompetenzbilanz-Workshop für Doktorandinnen"

Ute Nunnenmacher, Diplom-Pädagogin, Schreibdidaktikerin, systematischer Coach

LIMES,

EG

I-003

23.11. und 24.11.16 /

9-17 Uhr

"Schreibworkshop für Doktorandinnen"

Ute Nunnenmacher, Diplom-Pädagogin, Schreibdidaktikerin, systematischer Coach

LIMES,

EG

I-003

02. November 2016

15 Uhr

"An unexpected Lipid Droplet (LD) - Peroxisome liaison: Peroxin-mediated Biogenesis of LD-Destined Membrane Proteins"

Dr. Bianca Schrul

Department of Biology, Stanford University

LIMES,

EG

I-001

12. Oktober 2016

15 Uhr

"Sphingolipids biosynthesis in bacteria and their role in environmental adaptation"

Dr. Itamar Yadid, Migal Galilee research institute, Israel

LIMES,

EG

I-001

18.-22.07. und 01.-05.08.16

ganztags

Kinderferienbetreuung

 

LIMES,

EG

Seminarraum

01. Juli 2016

15:30 Uhr

"Summer barbecue event"

Flyer

LIMES,

EG

terrace

01. Juli 2016

14:15 Uhr

"Innate Immunity Modulates Pathogenesis of Neurotropic Viral Infections"

Prof. Dr. Andrea Kröger,

Institute of Medical Microbiology, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg

LIMES,

EG

I-001

8. & 22. April 2016

9-17 Uhr

"Kompetenzbilanz Workshop"

Ute Nunnenmacher, Firma Perspektivwechsel - Coaching & Seminare, Konstanz

LIMES,

EG

I-003

16. Februar 2016

17 Uhr

"Getting Splicing up to speed in T Cell Responses"

Dr. Elke Glasmacher, Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (IDO), Helmholtz Zentrum München

LIMES,

EG

I-001

21.12.2015 /

22.12.2015

"Leading teams in academia: multiple perspectives for greater effectiveness"

Dr. Matteo Garavoglia, impulsplus, Köln

LIMES,

EG

I-001

14. Dezember 2015

9-17 Uhr

"Women on stage - Der Weg zum sicheren Auftreten"

Forian Reiners, Diplomschauspieler, Sprechtrainer und Coach

LIMES,

EG

I-001

30.11.2015 /

01.12.2015

"Schreibworkshop für Doktorandinnen"

Ute Nunnenmacher, Diplom-Pädagogin, Schreibdidaktikerin, systematischer Coach

LIMES,

EG

I-003

01. Juli 2015

17 Uhr

"Summer barbecue event"

Flyer

LIMES,

EG

terrace

20. April 2015

17 Uhr

“Exploring the Molecular Signature of Mammalian Touch and Pain - Insights into Health and Disease”

Dr. Manuela Schmidt

Somatosensory Signaling, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen

LIMES,

EG

I-001

31. März 2015

11-19 Uhr

Mini-Symposium: "Epigenetics and Chromatin Structure"

Speakers: Uta-Maria Bauer (Marburg), Milena G. Kirilova (Sofia), Jacqueline Mermoud (Marburg), Karen Reddy (Baltimore), Judith Zaugg (Heidelberg)

Programm, Poster, Presseartikel

LIMES,

EG

I-001

26. Februar 2015

12 Uhr

"Mitochondria in need for peroxisomes in murine hepatocytes"

Prof. Myriam Baes,

Laboratory for Cell Metabolism, University of Leuven

LIMES,

EG

I-001

27. November 2014

17 Uhr

"Get-together Party"

 

LIMES,

EG

Foyer

28.-29. Oktober 2014

 

Voice and Body Coaching: Communicating with Confidence and Accuracy

Ric Oquita, ImpulsPlus

LIMES,

EG I-001

(Anmeldung erforderlich*)

17. Juni 2014

16 Uhr

"Mechanisms and consequences of NFAT signaling pathway activation in innate immune cells."

Prof. Francesca Granucci,

Dept of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca

LIMES,

EG

I-001

1. April 2014

16 Uhr

"The role of extracellular vesicles in NK cell regulation"

Prof. Dr. Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Innate Immunity Group, Klinik I für Innere Medizin, Universitätsklinikum Köln

LIMES,

EG

I-001

24. Februar 2014

16 Uhr

“Schlüsselkompetenzen kompakt - Authentisch Handeln durch eine

bessere Selbstkenntnis”

Melanie Vogel

Futability®, Innovationsmanagement & Leadership, Bonn

LIMES,

EG

I-001

25. November 2013

15 Uhr

“Karriereplanung in der Forschung”

Dr. Katrin Hahlen,

Forschungsdezernat Abt. 7.1

Universität Bonn

LIMES,

EG

I-001

       
       

*restricted to members of SFB 645, SFB 704 or TRR83

Contact LIMES-WiS
Prof. Irmgard Foerster: irmgard.foerster@uni-bonn.de

Programs of the University of Bonn

In addition to internal measures, LIMES staff and students are eligible for support systems and programs offered by the University of Bonn such as:

  • Access to professional child day care centers at all career levels
  • New child care facility due to open in the winter of 2013
  • Organizational support for international scientists and their families

More information on programs offered by the University of Bonn