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500WS retreat in Kandersteg
November 2021

We enjoyed two days together getting to know each other, hiking, cooking, and spending long nights talking and having fun. 

Moreover, we followed an excellent workshop by the coach Tanja Wranick, learning about negotiation skills, emotions  management, and power games. Our very own Claudia Kasper also organized a series of joyful theater improvisation exercises!


We thank the University of Bern for the funding of the Promotion Fund Grant that helped us to make it possible!


A memorable experience is stored in everyone's heart and we hope to repeat it in 2022!

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500WS at the Frauenstreik
Women in Science Flashmob

On June 14th, we decided to join the Frauenstreik by organizing a Women in Science flashmob.


This consisted of a series of short science talks given by 20 female scientists to increase the visibility of women scientists and normalize women experts as well as to make a point about the gender inequalities that exist in academia.

 This performance was followed by several hundred women and was covered by several media outlets that you can read here, here, here and here. Among them, it is worth mentioning the appearance in Der Bund and the interview given by Dr. Claudia Kasper and Lucia Rotheray to the journal-b newspaper.

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On-line Extravaganza

On the 20th of May, we had our third outreach event. Despite being compelled to use an online format, we had enthusiatic participants from all around the world!

Hand in hand with Dr Nadia Maaroufi and Serafina Calarco, we learned about the relevance of fungi in soils, and about the role of the endocannabinoid system in our body.

We are looking forward to seeing you next time in person!

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September 500 Women Scientists in the Pub:

On the 17th of September, we had our second "500 Women Scientists in the Pub" Event. We had two inspiring talks about sustainable pharmaceutical production and livestock farming. 

We would like to thank everybody who attended for their support, our volunteer speakers, and the staff at ONO for their help!

We are looking forward to seeing you next time!

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First 500 Women Scientists in the Pub Event

On International Women in Science Day we successfully held our first Women Scientists in the Pub event at ONO. Our evening included two inspiring talks about Arsenic in Seafood and Socially Exchanged Fluids in Ants and pub quiz with prizes. Thank you to all who showed up for the event and to our volunteer speakers! 

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