ESI Systems Neuroscience Conference 2020

ESI Systems Neuroscience Conference 2020

Organizers: Wolf Singer (Group Leader) & Pascal Fries (Departmental Director)
Invited speaker gender ratio: 3 Women: 4 Men (43%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 29%*
BWN rating: 3

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “systems neuroscience”, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 5 pages of results using our python script.

CNS*2020 Workshop: Machine learning and mechanistic modeling for understanding brain in health and disease

CNS*2020 Workshop: Machine learning and mechanistic modeling for understanding brain in health and disease

Organizers: William Lytton & Samuel Neymotin
Invited speaker gender ratio: 0 Women: 8 Men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 17-20%
BWN rating: 1

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

CNS*2020 Calcium workshop: Multi-disciplinary approaches to quantify and model calcium signaling in nervous systems and beyond

CNS*2020 Calcium workshop: Multi-disciplinary approaches to quantify and model calcium signaling in nervous systems and beyond

Organizers: Pengxing Cao, Maurizio De Pittà & Ivo Siekmann
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women: 19 Men (10%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 28%*
BWN rating: 1

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “calcium signaling” AND modeling, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 8 pages of results using our python script. We left 5 names unclassified.

 

Underrepresented Minority Scientist Database

BiasWatchNeuro has traditionally focused on increasing the representation of women in conferences, but has wanted to expand its outreach to increase diversity in neuroscience more broadly across various dimensions of minoritized identity. One reason it is hard to expand our conference monitoring efforts beyond gender is that many categories of underrepresentation are not visible, and therefore it is more difficult to track the extent to which they are represented at conferences, job searches, awards, etc. 

As an initial step, we are creating a list of scientists who belong to minoritized groups in the field of neuroscience broadly construed (including adjacent fields such as cognitive psychology or molecular biology). 

We focus on researchers who identify with a minoritized group in the country they are currently working/living in. This includes minorities on the basis of race, gender identity, sexuality, disability, socio-economic/first-generation background, etc.

Nomination does not require disclosing the minoritized group that you are part of. Please nominate yourself or others. Nominated researchers will be added to a public database (nominations of others will be sent to the nominee for editing and approval) to highlight their work and provide a source for soliciting talks at conferences, applications for positions, and more.

Click here to nominate

NeuroBridges 2020: A Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Summer School in Neuroscience

NeuroBridges 2020: A Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Summer School in Neuroscience

Organizers: Ahmed El Hady, Yonatan Loewenstein & David Hansel
Sponsors: The Simons Foundation, ELSC, CNRS
Faculty gender ratio: 1 Woman: 8 Men (11%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 26%*
BWN rating: 1

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “decision making” AND neuroscience, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 8 pages of results using our python script.

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series – Final Workshop on Measuring and Modelling Brain States

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series – Final Workshop on Measuring and Modelling Brain States

Organizers: Sylvia Aßlaber, Judith Kathrein & Alois Saria
Invited speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman: 6 Men (14%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%
BWN rating: 2

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.