BIST grant success for IBEC mothers

Three of IBEC’s women researchers have been successful in BIST’s recent ‘To the Mothers of Science’ call.

Postdocs Silvia Pujals from Nanoscopy for Nanomedicine and Marija Vukovanovic from Bacterial Infections: Antimicrobial Therapies each won a grant and coaching sessions, and senior researcher Marina Giannotti from Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches won coaching sessions.

‘To the Mothers of Science’ is a new initiative from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) that aims to support women scientists who have the ambition and potential to reach a leading position in research while fulfilling maternity responsibilities at the same time. This first call bestowed 12 grants distributed among the seven BIST centres, plus coaching alone for seven finalists.

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“We’re delighted that two grants went to IBEC scientists. They’re a great recognition of the role and value of women researchers,” says IBEC’s Head of Human Resources, Carol Mari. “It’s a valuable boost to our continuous efforts to promote equal opportunities and manage the diversity we find at the institute.”