The Brain Prize Meeting 2016

The Brain Prize meeting 2016: Synapses and Memory

Program Committee: Jean-François Perrier, Martin Røssel Larsen, Morten Skovgaard Jensen, Anders Nykjær, and Jan Egebjerg
Funded by: Lundbeckfonden
Invited speaker gender ratio: 1 Women : 9 Men currently confirmed (10%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 39%

*Method of estimation: Searching NIH RePORTER with the terms “synapse” AND “memory” returned 38 pages of results. We counted the unique PIs in pages 4, 7 and 10 and found 25 women and 39 men, suggesting a base rate of 39%. Since the meeting is a very high-profile meeting associated with a general prize in neuroscience, the general base rate of women in neuroscience (24%) may also be applicable.