Film "Picture a Scientist" and a subsequent panel discussion

26.04.2021 | Kalender

Online viewing possible between 23.4.– 26.4.2021/Roundtable discussion on 26.04.2021 at 2pm

Time:           between Friday, 23.4., and Monday, 26.4.

                     Roundtable discussion on 26.04.2021 at 2 pm

Venue:         online (pre-registration needed, see further below)

Organizers: Julia Meier, Sadig Niftullayev, Uschi Symmons, Julia Zielinski

                     Supported by the Gender Equality Offices of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and CECAD

We would like to invite you to an online viewing of the film "Picture a Scientist" and a subsequent panel discussion. The movie is a documentary about institutional bias, sexual discrimination and systemic racism in academic research, demonstrated through the stories of 3 female scientists. Participants can watch the movie online any time between Friday, 23.4., and Monday, 26.4..

On Monday, 26.4.2021, at 2pm the viewing will be followed by a roundtable discussion with members of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and CECAD, where our panelists will talk about their experiences with regards to diversity, address questions raised by the movie and highlight what we can do as institutions and as members of the scientific community to make research as inclusive as possible.

Our panelists are:

  • Kai Fiedler, Press Officer, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
  • Thomas Langer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
  • Stephanie Panier, Max Planck Research Group Leader, CECAD Research Group Leader and Gender Equality Officer at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
  • Jane Reznick, CECAD Research Group Leader
  • Alexandra Trifunovic, Head of Research Area and Research Group Leader, CECAD

The aims of the event are to discuss issues of gender equality and diversity, to exchange information about how our campus ensures a welcoming environment for researchers regardless of gender or background, and also to spread awareness about gender issues and ways to overcome them.

The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory, since since only a limited number of viewing licences are available! Licences will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration closes on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 4PM.

For registration please follow this link: 

https://indico.age.mpg.de/e/picture-a-scientist (you must not be connected to VPN for the link to work).

The movie will be in English language with German subtitles. The discussion will be in English.

We hope many of you will join us for this conversation!