Mission Statement

Female scientists are currently underrepresented at the Faculty of Life Sciences, particularly in Biology. The Women in Biology Initiative seeks to understand the underlying causes and to support the careers of female scientists at all levels, from students to professors. Our vision is to equalize the female-male employment status and leadership at the Faculty. 

Upcoming events

  • [MODIFIED] Our next topical meeting will be on Wednesday, September 27th at 12:30, in person at the University Biology Building, on the 5th floor (meeting room next to the big kitchen), and online on Zoom. We will discuss the renewal of WoBio workgroups and the next WoBio workshop. We look forward to seeing you!
  • Our next WoBio lunch will be on Wednesday, October 4th. We will meet between the two lecture halls of the University Biology Building (ground floor), and have lunch outside if the weather is nice. Don't forget to bring your lunch!
  • For other events, you can also check our Events & Networking page. We look forward to seeing you!

News & Events


Three WoBio members are organizing an interdisciplinary symposium on human evolution and reproduction


WoBio members were awarded grants by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Leslea J. Hlusko

June 14th 2023 - 10:30-12:00

UBB, Seminar Room 5.1


WoBio members Verena Ibl and Lisa Horn were interviewed by the German newpaper Laborjournal to talk about our initiative


May 4th 2023 - 15:00-18:00

UBB, Lecture Hall 2

Guest speaker: Michaela Gindl


Join us and let's demonstrate together with other collectives for feminist solidarity!