Math Biology Seminar: Catherine Byrne

  • Date: 12/06/2017
  • Time: 15:00
Catherine Byrne, UBC

University of British Columbia


The Under-Representation of Women in Computational Biology


Gender equality is a major issue within science communities. While efforts to be proactive and bring awareness to gender inequality have been made in recent years, still only 1/8th of academic scientists are women. A recent paper published in PLOS Computational Biology (Hashe et al. 2017) highlights the under-representation of women in biology, computational biology, and computer science. Here, I will present their findings and lead a general discussion on women in science and ways we may help to close the gender gap.

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Location: ESB 4127 (PIMS videoconference room)