Sex in science programme overview

The Sex in Science programme was developed in 2011 by Dr Ele Zeggini. Its working group is comprised of approximately 20 women and men from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).

The Sex in Science programme is a joint initiative of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).

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The Sex in Science programme aims to:

  • raise awareness of issues facing women (and increasingly men) in science
  • address and challenge preconceptions
  • inspire women and men at different stages of their scientific careers to progress to senior levels
  • foster constructive discussion
  • inform and drive change in current practices and policy at the institutional level
  • explore and evaluate areas of partnership with other Institutes
  • communicate activities in this area externally.

These objectives require long-term effort and we have the firm commitment and support of the Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI directorates to continue with this work into the future.

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