Women in Neuroscience

Meet the Women in Neuroscience Committee

Neuroscience is for girls (but not women – yet)


There is a tendency to think that the gap between the number of men and women in science is closing. However, the statistics throw up data which suggests we might conclude the opposite. It could even be that, today, the discrimination suffered by women scientists is even more subtle and difficult to perceive. On the one hand, the number of women graduates in the different university degrees has been growing continuously and, in some cases, amply exceeds the number of men. On the other hand, this data has not had any effect over the last 30 years when we look at the positions of higher responsibility and prestige in science.

Get to know our women neuroscientists


A series of interviews with women members of SENC, with a dual objective:

i) to the raise the profile of women neuroscientists, so that their careers and experience can be a role model for other women and for society in general, and

ii) to gather together ideas and demands that can be channelled and put into practice through the SENC.



– Holding scientific symposia with only women speakers Women Neuroscientists’ Meeting
2019 See the programs
See the programs

– Organisation of activities during the SENC Biennial Conference and during the meeting of the Cajal Conference.

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El @InstitutoCajal, también está adherido a la #ALBADeclaration de @network_alba. Animamos al resto de Instituciones a firmarla

Save the date to join the virtual Women in Neuroscience Symposium organized by the women of the Brainlab for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb 11th. +Info and free registration at https://t.co/GeiKjcHAHD

Todo listo en @NeuroAlc para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en Ciencia

➡️Ponencias de investigadoras en todas las etapas de la carrera investigadora
➡️Contaremos con @carmensandi10 @Brainmind_EPFL

Os esperamos!

#11febrero #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM

@network_alba @SOMM_alliance @CSIC @UniversidadMH @umhsapiens @SENC_ @Mujer_SENC @mujerconciencia @CSICval @GVAavi @GVAinnova .@NeuroAlc es la primera institución dedicada al cerebro de nuestro país que se adhiere a la #ALBADeclaration de @network_alba para la #Equidad y la #Inclusión en #Ciencia #STEM

➡️ https://t.co/pNqRrGCoIn

Estamos muy orgullos@s de ello!

#WomenInSTEM #SinCienciaNoHayFuturo

Una campaña que ayuda a concienciar del impacto de la brecha de género en ciencia. No os lo perdáis! @CRGenomica @t21rs @network_alba @WomenBcn @mujerconciencia https://t.co/zw7TG2jgn1