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Afternoon Panel Discussion | Women in Science with the winners of the Weizmann Women and Science 2019 Award

14:30 - 14:45 Gathering and light refreshments

14:45 - 16:00 Prof. Mina Bissell | Prof. Nieng Yan

Panel moderated by winners of this year National Postdoctoral Award Program

for Advancing Women in Science:

Dr. Daphna Rothschild, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Dr. Dana Rubi Levy, Department of Neurobiology

Weizmann Women in Science 2019 Award Ceremony

Date & time: September 15, 2019 | 10:15
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Award Ceremony and Award Lectures | Ebner Auditorium

10:15 - 10:30 Gathering and light refreshments

10:30 - 12:20 Award Presentation

Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science

Award Lectures

Prof. Mina Bissell, UC Berkeley

"Architecture is dominant over genotype in both normal and malignant cells: Studies with breast cells in 3D"

Prof. Nieng Yan, Princeton University

"Targeting Sodium Channels for the Treatment of Pain"

Afternoon Panel Discussion | Women in Science | Candiotty Auditorium

14:30 - 14:45 Gathering and light refreshments

14:45 - 16:00 Prof. Mina Bissell | Prof. Nieng Yan

Panel moderated by winners of this year's National Postdoctoral Award Program

for Advancing Women in Science

Dr. Daphna Rothschild, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Dr. Dana Rubi Levy, Department of Neurobiology

 

Those interested in meeting Prof. Bissell or Prof. Yan may contact the organizers, Dr. Ruth Scherz-Shouval, Department of Biomolecular Sciences and  Dr. Ori Avinoam, Department of Biomolecular Sciences.

 

Demystifying the post-doc experience - from the family point of view meeting

Lecturer: Dr. Efrat Shema & Sagi Yaacoby, Dr. Shira Raveh-Rubin & Adi

One of the biggest hurdles in the career of many excellent women scientists is the difficulty in uprooting their family for the long postdoc abroad. Although the experience is usually a challenging one, it also entails many opportunities for the PhD student, for the partner and for the family as a whole. With the thought of demystifying the postdoc experience for both the scientist and her partner, we invite you to a round table discussion on the topic in which women scientists who has recently returned from abroad, as well as their partners, will discuss their experience over wine and cheese. One unique aspect of this meeting is to allow for partners to hear directly from the partners on their perspective of the postdoc abroad.

Round table members:

Dr. Efrat Shema, Department of Biological Regulations and Sagi Yaacoby

Dr. Shira Raveh-Rubin, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Adi

Weizmann Postdoctoral Programs for Advancing Women in Science - Presentation event

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Program
10:45 Light refreshments 

11:00 Opening

Prof. Lia Addadi, The President's Advisor for Advancing Women in Science, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Mike Fainzilber, Chair, Postdoctoral Training Program, Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science

11:30 Postdoctoral Programs Panel and Q&A
Dr. Michal Leskes, Weizmann Institute of Science, Recipient of the Weizmann National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science
Dr. Michal Haskel-Ittah, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel & Rutgers University, NJ USA, Recipient of the Weizmann Combined Postdoctoral Program
Dr. Aldema Sas-Chen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel & University of Cambridge, UK, Recipient of the Weizmann Combined Postdoctoral Program
Dr. Schraga Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Co-mentor, Weizmann Combined Postdoctoral Program
Panel moderator: Daria Riabov, Weizmann Institute of Science

12:30 Lunch and private meeting with Weizmann scientists by pre-registration

Participation is free of charge but you are kindly requested to register via the registration link

Participation is free of charge but you are kindly requested to register

Date & time: May 24, 2018 | 20:30
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What's next? meeting with women young PIs

Meeting with two young women PI who have recently joined the faculty of the Weizmann Institute:

Dr. Einat Segev - Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Shira Raveh-Rubin - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

By registration only, for more information: women.awards@weizmann.ac.il

Demystifying the post-doc experience - from the family point of view meeting for PhD female students

A Unique meeting, organized by Prof. Oren Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Science

One of the biggest hurdles in the career of many excellent women scientists is the difficulty in uprooting their family for the long postdoc abroad. Although the experience is usually a challenging one, it also entails many opportunities for the PhD student, for the partner and for the family as a whole. With the thought of demystifying the postdoc experience for both the scientist and her partner, we invite you to a round table discussion on the topic in which women scientists who has recently returned from abroad, as well as their partners, will discuss their experience over a glass of wine and cheese. One unique aspect of this meeting is to allow for partners to hear directly from the partners on their perspective of the postdoc abroad.

 

Participation is by registration only, contact: women.awards@weizmann.ac.il

What's next? meeting with women young PIs

Informal meeting with four young women PI who have recently joined the faculty of the Weizmann Institute :

Michal Leskes – Department materials and Interfaces

Ulyana Shimanovich -Department materials and Interfaces

Rina Rosenzweig - Department of Structural Biology

Shikma Bressler - Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

As you are all in a stage where you start seeing the end of your PhD and think about the next step, we thought that such a meeting, where you can hear firsthand experiences and ask questions may be useful to you.

For PhD Students: Demystifying the postdoc experience, Weizmann Institute campus

Informal round table discussion on the postdoc experience abroad, which will include women PIs and their spouses who have recently returned from their postdoc abroad, as well as prospective postdoc students and their spouses.

One of the biggest hurdles in the career of many female scientists is the difficulty in uprooting their family for the long postdoctoral period abroad. Although the experience is usually a challenging one, it also entails many opportunities for the postdoc, their spouse, and for the family as a whole.

One unique aspect of this meeting is to allow for the postdocs’ partners to hear directly from the partners of successful female PIs on their perspective of the postdoc abroad.

Alumni event for Fellows of the Israel National Postdoctoral Program Award for Advancing Women in Science

The alumni event took place on December 18 at the iconic Koffler Accelerator at the Weizmann Institute. Twenty fellows of the program from 2007 - 2013, who pursued their postdocs at leading academic institutions in the USA, UK and Europe, gathered together on a Friday to meet each other and exchange experiences.
These brilliant women scientists who hail from a wide range of scientific disciplines are at different stages of their careers; many have returned to Israel and have secured positions at Israeli institutions, while a few of them are still pursuing their postdocs abroad.
The informal brunch meeting was enjoyed by all and will be followed by similar get-togethers in the future.