Women in Neuroscience Committee


The objectives of the Women in Neuroscience Committee are the organisation and promotion of actions to close the gap between the number of male and female researchers in Neuroscience. This difference is more accentuated in the latter stages of scientific careers. To achieve these objectives, different initiatives are to be launched in order to: i) raise awareness in the neuroscientific community of the situation of women in Neuroscience, providing statistics and objective data; ii) to raise the profile of women SENC members; and iii) to channel the ideas and demands of all members in order to implement solutions.



To interview women SENC members, in order to raise their profile so that they can be role models for new generations of young women scientists.


To publish the percentages of participation of men and women as speakers at the SENC Biennial Conferences and in the activities organised or funded by the Society, and to monitor the levels reached in the successive editions of those events.


To make rules, documents, articles and related materials available to members so that they can be used in awareness-raising activities and other specific actions. Women in Neuroscience | @Mujer_SENC.


To publicise news, awards, grants, etc. which might be of interest to members Women in Neuroscience | @Mujer_SENC.


To organise activities related to Women in Neuroscience during the SENC Biennial Conference SENC Biennial Conference.


To offer the support of the Society to those members who wish to organise activities related to the objectives of the Women in Neuroscience Committee

Current Women in Neuroscience Committee 

Teresa Giráldez

Head– Vocal of SENC
Investigadora Principal
Universidad de la Laguna, Sta. Cruz de Tenerife

Cristina Gil

Investigador Principal “Ramon y Cajal”
Departamento de Biología Celular
Universidad de Valencia

Juliana Martín

Investigador Principal
Experimental Neurophysiology and Neuronal Circuits Group
Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Toledo, Spain

Víctor Valcárcel Hernández

Estudiante Predoctoral. Instituto de Investigaciones
Biomédicas de Madrid (IIBM)
CSIC-UAM, Madrid

Diego Clemente López

Investigador Principal
Jefe de Grupo Neuroinmuno-Reparación
Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos. Toledo

Ana Guadaño

Investigador Principal. Instituto de Investigaciones
Biomédicas de Madrid (IIBM)
CSIC-UAM, Madrid

Elena Puerta Ruiz de Azua

Profesora Titular. Departamento
Farmacología y Toxicología
Facultad de Farmacia y Nutrición. Universidad de Navarra

Thomas Gener

Investigador postdoctoral
IMIM Hospital del Mar
Medical Research Institute

Rocio Leal Campanario

Profesora Contratada Doctora
Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Sevilla

Maite Solas

Profesor Ayudante Doctor. Departamento
Farmacología y Toxicología. Universidad de Navarra

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