Principal investigators of the European project ByAxon from left to right: Teresa Rodríguez, Laurence Méchin, Laura Ballerini, Elisa Dolado y Mª Concepción López-Terradas.
The scientists from the ByAxon project have been interviewed as part of International Women’s Day activities to give their views about gender balance in FET projects.
The scientists from the ByAxon project have been interviewed by the FETFX team as part of International Women’s Day and give their views about gender balance in FET* projects. The scientists have mused about the theme #BalanceforBetter and how gender diversity have help them in their academic projects.
ByAxon is an interdisciplinary consortium of 6 partners (5 research institutions IMDEA Nanociencia, CNRS-GREYC; SISSA, SESCAM, ICMM-CSIC; and 1 company mfd-Diagnostics) from 4 EU countries (Spain, France, Italy and Germany), and is funded by a Horizon 2020’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, through a grant scheme designed to support the initial stages of research exploring radically new ideas (FET-Open), under grant agreement No. 737116.
One thing that stands out about the ByAxon project is that five out of six principal investigators, i.e. leaders of this STEM project in their institution, are women. Even though the overall gender balance is similar to other EU projects, the number of women leaders is above the average. The full interview can be read in the website of FETFX.
FETFX is a project funded by the HORIZON 2020 FET-Open Programme with the aim of enhancing the visibility and impact of FET research. FETFX will accomplish this by strengthening the involvement in the FET world of researchers, policy makers, industrial players, the media and the public, via fresh, impact-driven communication materials and engaging community-building actions.
Read the full interview here: http://www.fetfx.eu/story/international-womens-day-female-scientists-share-thoughts-gender-balance-modern-research/