DEBATE I: PostDoc: Science or Fiction?

During the next days we will upload the information about the first debate.

Dra. Macarena Pozo
Postdoc in IDIBAPS and she holds a PhD in Health Sciences (2015). She is member of the IDIBAPS’ Works Council and CIR (Coordinadora Intercentres de Recerca), an organization that aims to negotiate with the Catalan Government and the main Labour Unions a Research Collective Labour Agreement.
Dr. Manuel Heras
Postdoc in the Center for Research on Live, Mind, and Society Department of Logic
and Philosophy of Science, University of Country Basque (Spain). Representative of
FJI (Young Researchers Federation). Supported by a Juan de la Cierva-Formación
Postdoctoral Fellow

DEBATE II: Diversity in science

In order to tackle diverse problems in research, we need diverse people. Unfortunately, we all know that there is a lack of representation of many collectives in academia, which can negatively affect the career progression of many people. In this debate, we will discuss about these problems and how we could solve them, particularly focusing on women, LGBT+, and racial issues.

Dr. Sònia Estradé holds a Ph.D. in Nanoscience (2009) by the University of Barcelona and is an assistant professor of the Department of Electronics since 2014. She’s a member of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the UB (IN2UB) and the Inter-University Women and Gender Studies Institute (iiEDG). Since 2015, she’s the president of the Equality Comission of the Faculty of Physics and, since 2017, she’s a member of board of the Association of Researcher and Technologist Women of Catalonia (AMIT-Cat).
Daniel Romero is a Ph.D. candidate in Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), which he combines with a Teacher Training Master’s degree. Since 2014, he’s a voluntary in the Education group of the Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals Collective Organization of Madrid (COGAM), where he gives workshops against LGBT+-phobic bullying in schools and about the situation of LGBT+ people in the sphere of academic research.
Camilo Rey Torres is a Ph.D. candidate in Informatics at the University of Barcelona (UB). Before coming to Barcelona, he was a University professor and researcher in Education (specialized in STEM education) at several Universities of Colombia, where he’s naturally from. He’s worked in Curriculum Design and Innovation by ICT in STEM univeristy programs, technology transfer programs, and as enterprise coaching in NGOs, and artists and activist collectives (Colectivo el DobleYo, Fundación Puntos de Encuentro, Colectivo LGBTIQ, and Oi+Bass).