The SFB1129 has supported equal opportunity (EO) for scientists of both genders ever since the application process by actively inviting qualified women in the field to apply for projects.
This resulted in a total of 6 female PIs in our projects equaling a gender ratio of 27%. In 2016 35 female scientists have been registered at the level of PhD or postdoc equaling a gender ratio of 51%. Although the ratio of female PIs is above the gender ratio in biosciences with 24%, this gender gap between the career levels needs our full attention and requires measures to improve the proportion of female PIs in the long term.
To support female scientists appropriately Prof. Dr. Britta Brügger was elected equality representative of SFB1129. Dr. Laurence Jost actively supports her within SFB1129
1. by updating and evaluating EO questionnaires
2. by staying in regular contact with the female scientists and scientists with families
3. by organizing EO measures requested by females