4 Apr 2018 Barcelona - Barcelona Supercomputing Center's (BSC) Bioinfo4Women - Outstanding Young Female Bioinformaticians Programme aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience of outstanding young researchers in science and technology though trainings and mentoring. Through the programme, the centre seeks to give greater visibility to the contribution of women in different fields of science, with a particular focus on the areas of personalised medicine, bioinformatics and HPC.
The programme will initially last for 2 years, during which BSC will develop a training plan aimed at training young female researchers in the methods, programming and optimisation of applications in computational biology. Both face-to-face sessions and virtual sessions in the form of webinars will be offered, in order to maximise the reach of the programme.
In addition, month-long study visits at BSC will be organised and funded for outstanding young researchers in the field of bioinformatics. During their stay, these young researchers will give seminars within the framework of the Severo Ochoa programme and will carry out training activities, which will be as widely disseminated as possible inside and outside BSC. During their stay at BSC, the researchers will also develop a scientific mentoring plan aimed at young scientists or BSC students.
The Bioinfo4Women programme aims to establish an international network of female bioinformaticians and of institutions in this field and involved them in the project's activities, thereby multiplying its impact.
This programme contributes to fulfilling the BSC objective of promoting employee development through the exchange of knowledge, while also relating to the centre's gender equality plan.