Neurophysics of Sensory Navigation: Mechanisms, Models and Biomimetic Applications

Neurophysics of Sensory Navigation: Mechanisms, Models and Biomimetic Applications

Organizers: Matthieu Louis, Dima Rinberg, Julie Simpson, and Massimo Vergassola
Key participant gender ratio: 7 women : 11 men (39%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 24%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (visual OR olfactory OR thermal OR mechanosensory OR sensory) AND navigation and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 102 results found using our python script.

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Frontiers in Neurophotonics 2017

Frontiers in Neurophotonics 2017

Organizers: Mario Méthot, Cédric Lopez, Marie-Noëlle Gouineau
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 9 women : 15 men (38%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 27%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword neuro AND (“optical imaging” OR photon OR photometry) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 21 pages using our python script.

HBP Open Day 2017

HBP Open Day 2017*

Organizers: Lars Muckli, Katrin Amunts
Sponsor: Human Brain Project
First part (invited symposium) speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman : 8 Men (11%)
Estimated** base rate of females in the field: 37%
Second part speaker gender ratio: 4 Women : 9 Men (31%)
Estimated*** base rate of females in the field: 17-20%

*The first part of this meeting falls under cognitive neuroscience while the second part falls under computational neuroscience.
**Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in cognitive neuroscience.
***Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Matariki Winter School & Symposium on “Sex hormones and the brain”

Matariki Winter School & Symposium on “Sex hormones and the brain”

Organizers: Birgit Derntl and Manfred Hallschmid
Sponsors: Rectorate of the University of Tübingen and Universitätsbund Tübingen e.V
Invited speaker gender ratio: 8 women : 3 men (73%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 53%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword sex AND hormones AND (brain OR neuro) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 10 pages of results using our python script.

5th Baltic-Nordic School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2017)

5th Baltic-Nordic School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2017)

Faculty gender ratio: 3 women : 6 men (33%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 17%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword neuroinformatics and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 29 results using our python script. This ratio from a small number of results conforms with our previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience (17-20% at the time of writing.)