Workshop on Gender Dimension in Research
The aim of the workshop is to introduce researchers, engineers and academic staff to sex and gender analysis as factors that can affect the quality of research results, as well as to explain how and why sex- and gender-related issues can influence research and innovation decisions when setting priorities, designing studies, communicating results. Researchers from EELISA institutions will be telling us how they are integrating the gender dimension in their research work and sharing their experiences, opinions and best practices. The workshop will also include a presentation on the gender dimension requirements under Horizon Europe. You can download the agenda EELISA InnoCORE _Gender in Research_Agendapdf.
This event will take place one day before the EELISA Inclusiveness Forum that will be celebrated on 6th October.
Participation in this workshop is open to any interested participant. REGISTRATION LINK
Meet our speakers and panellists!
Stefano Palagi is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) and Principal Investigator of the Microscale Robotics Laboratory. He has a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering (University of Pisa, Italy) and a PhD in Innovative Technologies – Biorobotics (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy). He was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Germany) and then at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy). His research focuses on the development of microscopic robotic devices for potential medical applications.
Inés Sánchez de Madariaga is UNESCO Chair on Gender in STI, Professor of Urban Planning at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and Chair of the Advisory Group on Gender Issues to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat. She is a leading international expert on gender in transportation, urban planning and architecture with extensive experience spanning public office, policy, practice, and research. A Fulbright grantee, she has been Visiting Scholar at MIT, UCLA, the Bauhaus-Weimar, LSE, and Columbia University. She is author of many publications including the reference books: Engendering Cities, Routledge 2020, and Fair Shared Cities, 2013. In 2021 she received the Matilde Ucelay Award in recognition for her professional trajectory in promoting women in transportation and urban planning granted by the Spanish Ministry of Transportation and Urban Agenda.
Athanasia Moungou. Policy officer at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, working on gender equality policies in R&I. Before starting working at the European Commission, I was a researcher in the field of life sciences, which made me more interested in advancing gender equality in R&I, including integrating a gender dimension in R&I content.
Debora Angeloni is Associate Professor of Molecular biology, and group leader of the Unit of Cancer Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biorobotics. Her education included the Laurea cum Laude in Biological Sciences (University of Pisa), PhD in Chemotherapy (University of Milan, Italy), and post-doctoral training in Molecular genetics of cancer, in the USA. Her research focuses mainly on cancer biology and genetics. Recently she developed an interest in Space biology because Space offers a new, unprecedented way to study life and the molecular mechanobiology involved. Her research activity is strongly connected to her academic teaching.
As a bachelor student, Zsófia Pálya started working at the Motion Laboratory of the Department of Mechatronics, Optics and Engineering Informatics in BME (Budapest University of Technology and Economics). She graduated suma cum laude mechanical engineering at BUTE where she is currently doing her P.hD. She examines the effect of sports on locomotion and balance, mainly involved in the simulation and modelling of human posture. In the past few years, she worked together several companies (Julius-K9® Corporation, KUKA Robotics), and sport clubs as well (Hungarian National Synchronized ice-skating team, Hungarian Folk Dance Association). Beginning in January 2021, a comprehensive research collaboration was started with Tohoku University in Japan, focusing on side dominance in humans.
Ipek Ilkkaracan is Professor of Economics at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and elected President of the International Association for Feminist Economics in 2022-2023. She received her Ph.D. at the New School for Social Research in New York. Ilkkaracan is a Research Associate with the Levy Economics Institute in New York and the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo, and an Associate Editor of the Feminist Economics journal. Ilkkaracan’s research areas entail the care economy, gender and macroeconomics, political economy of gender, and labor markets.
Eva Gengler, is PhD candidate at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and in the International Doctorate Program on Business and Human Rights. She researches AI with a feminist perspective, is Editorial Board Special Issue member on AI and Social Cohesion, and works in EU-funded projects on women and AI. Eva’s background is Information Systems. Her research has intersections with Gender Studies, Human Rights, and Feminist Theory. She is co-founder of the consultancy enableYou and voluntarily board member of the NGO erfolgsfaktorFRAU e.V.
Alin Moldoveanu is Professor and Vice-dean at the same faculty that he completed as valedictorian some 20 years ago – Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, from POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest. He’s teaching Virtual and Augmented Reality at masters and Software Engineering at bachelor level, and oversees the 26 master programs of the faculty. His research focus is creating and applying innovative VR & AR techniques and concepts, mainly in eHealth, eLearning & eCulture. His works received prestigious prizes, such as Best “Tech for Society” Horizon 2020 project, awarded by European Commission through Innovation Radar, at ICT 2018 – received by Sound of Vision (where he acted as projects’ technical coordinator).
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 (10h00 – 12h30 CET)
EELISA Researchers and academicians, faculty and staff, PhD students
*This event is organized by EELISA InnoCORE project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035811