WoBio's Welcome Day 2024


Towards Equity and Excellence: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Academic Environments and Empowering Women in Biology

Join us for the 2nd WoBio Welcome Day at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna! The Welcome Day is a networking event for students and employees at our faculty and different EDI initiatives across Vienna. We are excited to announce that we have invited three fantastic speakers who will provide valuable insights into their work.

Come engage in lively discussions and leave with insights to inspire action towards a more inclusive academic environment!



  • Date: Thursday, June 6th 2024
  • Venue: University Biology Building, Lecture Hall 2
  • Target group: Everyone (all genders and career stages)


  • 3:00–3:15 pm Introduction of WoBio
  • 3:15–4:00 pm 1st Talk - Dr. Samuel Martin-Gutierrez & Dr. Ana María Jaramillo
  • 4:00–4:45 pm 2nd Talk - Dr. Charlotte Zajc
  • 4:45–5:00 pm Closing remarks
  • 5:007:00 pm Get together at the buffet

To participate, please register here by Tuesday, June 4th! (Registration closed)

Guest Speakers

1st Talk: The Citation Gap: Why Great Science by Women Gets Less Recognition


Ever wondered why groundbreaking research by women in science sometimes gets less recognition? In this talk we'll dive into the fascinating world of scientific citations, uncovering the hidden reasons behind the gender gap. We'll explore how collaboration styles and even the timing of research breakthroughs can impact how science values a researcher's work. Join us to unveil the secrets of the "first-mover advantage" and discover how we can create a more level playing field for women in STEM fields.

Speaker Dr. Samuel Martin-Gutierrez

© Samuel Martin-Gutierrez

Dr. Samuel Martin-Gutierrez

  • Affiliation: Complexity Science Hub/ Network Inequality and Algorithmic Fairness group (Prof. Fariba Karimi)
  • Research interest: collective human behaviour, emergence of inequalities and polarization in social systems
  • Social Media: LinkedIn

Dr. Ana María Jaramillo

  • Affiliation: Complexity Science Hub/ Network Inequality and Algorithmic Fairness group (Prof. Fariba Karimi)
  • Research interest: Fairness in AI, Complex systems, Networks, sociology of science
  • Social Media: Twitter/X, Google Scholar

Speaker Dr. Ana María Jaramillo

© Ana María Jaramillo

2nd Talk: Equality in Science — Are we there yet?


In the past decades, many developments led to an improvement of equality in science. However, we are still encountering manifold challenges and structural problems such as the leaky pipeline, gender award gap and gender care gap. In this talk, the most prominent hurdles for women in the STEM field will be discussed. We will not only discuss issues but also potential solutions to unravel how everyone of us can contribute to move faster towards an equal and more diverse scientific environment.



Speaker Dr. Charlotte Zajc

© Charlotte Zajc

Dr. Charlotte Zajc

  • Affiliation: CD Lab for Next Generation CAR T cells, Department of Chemistry, BOKU University
  • Research Interest: Cellular cancer immunotherapies, CAR T cells, Protein Engineering, signal transduction in CAR T cells
  • Public outreach: Podcast: "Die Wissen schafft" - Challenges and opportunities for women in science.
  • Social Media: Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter/X


In case of questions regarding WoBio and the Welcome Day, don't hesitate to contact us!