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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😎Nos complace anunciar nuestra nueva campaña dedicada al 11 de febrero - ¡El Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia!🔬

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#Taldíacomohoy en 2012, fallece Rita Levi-Montalcini👩‍🔬, neuróloga que descubrió el primer factor de crecimiento conocido en el sistema nervioso🧠.

Este es nuestro círculo de 2021. En él hay mucha fuerza, muchas mujeres (y también hombres) que nos han acompañado por el camino y mucha energía. Y ese es justo nuestro deseo para 2022. Un año lleno de energía en vuestros propósitos.

Next Wed Dec 22th we will celebrate the annual Cajal Xmas meeting at @InstitutoCajal Do not miss this opportunity to discuss with young scientist the latest advances in neurosciences! @CSIC @DPE_CSIC @Mujer_SENC @SENC_ @CajalFlyHub @NeurosciIBRO @PanlabHarvard @IzasaScientific

El 7 de diciembre no perderse el Festival For Women in Science que ha organizado @4womeninscience de @lorealspain. En la sesión de Europa estará Katalin Karikó, la madre de la vacuna rna contra #COVID19 👇👇👇😍https://events.forwomeninscience.com/#/program