Organizers: Fritjof Helmchen, Jochen Staiger, Heiko Luhmann, Christiaan De Kock
Funded by: Multiple sponsors
Invited speaker gender ratio: 3 Women : 25 Men (11%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 27% (average of two estimates)
*Method of estimation: Searching NIH RePORTER with keywords “barrel” AND “cortex” and counting the ratio of women among the unique researchers in the 43 active grants gave 28%. A second search on active grants with keywords “somatosensory” AND “cortex” gave 202 results with 176 unique PIs, 26% of them women.