Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 2021 Winter Conference: Development and 3D Modeling of the Human Brain

Development and 3D Modeling of the Human Brain Conference

Organisers:
Guo-li Ming, University of Pennsylvania – Perelman School of Medicine
Sergiu Pasca, Stanford University

Invited speakers gender ratio: 9 Women: 12 Men (43%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 32.5%*
BWN rating: 4

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in neural structure and brain modelling.

The Brain Prize 2021: Seminar Series

The Brain Prize 2021: Seminar Series

Organisers:
Martin Meyer
Gitte Grove Stig
Louise Bruun

Invited speakers gender ratio: 4 Women: 8 Men (33%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 38%*
BWN rating: 2

*Method of estimation: Using previously calculated base rate of women in pain neuroscience research.

#BWNFridayPost – Lack of women in COVID-19 decision-making bodies

Today’s BWN Friday post brings you two reports, a year apart, on how women are missing from the COVID-19 decision-making table.

A year ago, in 2020: Out of 115 COVID-19 task forces from 87 countries, 81% were headed up by men, with gender parity among membership at 3.5%.
Read the full commentary from BMJ Global Health here.

A year later, now, in 2021: There are 334 task forces globally, with 81% still headed by men, with gender parity among membership at 4%.
View the UNDP’s living database, COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, here.

Current and Future Applications of Network and Control Sciences for Psychiatry – Summer School 2021, University of Tubingen

Current and Future Applications of Network and Control Sciences for Psychiatry

Organisers:
Jasper Bischofberger
Peter Dayan
Birgit Derntl
Andreas J. Fallgatter
Marc Hirt
Hamidreza Jamalabadi

Invited speakers gender ratio: 3 Women: 12 Men (20%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 29%*
BWN rating: 2

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

#BWNFridayPost – Dump the “dimorphism”: Comprehensive synthesis of human brain studies reveals few male-female differences beyond size

“How different are men and women’s brains? The question has been explored for decades, but a new study led by Rosalind Franklin University neuroscientist Lise Eliot is the first to coalesce this wide-ranging research into a single mega-synthesis. And the answer is: hardly at all.”

Except taken from ScienceDaily

This week’s BWN Friday Post highlights a recent study by Eliot and colleagues investigating differences between male and female brains, published in Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews.

Read the full paper here.

Complex Networks 2021: The 10th Annual Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications

Complex Networks 2021: 10th Annual Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications

Organisers: Rosa Benito, Hocine Cherifi, & Esteban Moro (General Chairs)
Chantal Cherifi, Luis Rocha, & Marta Sales-Pardo (Program Chairs)

Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women: 4 Men (33%)

Estimated base rate of women in the field: 15.1%*

BWN rating: 4

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in neurally-inspired machine learning.

Spatio-temporal Aspects of Embodied Predictive Processing (ICDL Workshop StEPP’21) – Workshop

Spatio-temporal Aspects of Embodied Predictive Processing (ICDL Workshop StEPP’21)

Organisers: Stefan Heinrich, Shingo Murata, Yukie Nagai & Yuichi Yamashita
Invited speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman: 3 Men (25%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 20.5%*
BWN rating: 3

*Method of estimation: as the workshop covered multiple topics, a combination of base rates for computational neuroscience and neurally-inspired machine learning was used.