Sex in Science overview
The Sex in Science programme is a joint initiative of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) that aims to generate discussion and raise awareness about issues traditionally facing women in science, and to drive policy and practice changes to redress them.
Internationally, women are represented in diminishing proportions as career levels progress and significant numbers of women leave science altogether. Commensurate with societal and cultural shifts, the issues that cause this well-recognised leaky pipeline now affect not only female scientists, but increasingly also men in science. In our Sex in Science Programme we explore these issues, look to inspire researchers, develop discussion and drive change in current practices and policy.