Women in Life Sciences (WiLS) Database

The Women in Life Sciences (WiLS) Database is an online tool assisting in identifying women scientists with appropriate qualifications within Europe for conference organisation, journal editing, peer review, candidature for professorships etc.

Recently this database has been expanded to include Australian women scientists.

The Manager of the database, Karla Neugebauer, Group Leader Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, invites Australian women scientists to register their details if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Publication as first or last author of a basic research article in an internationally recognized journal within the past three years.
  • PhD and if you are a postdoc, at least one paper from your postdoctoral work.

Your registration can kept current by clicking on "manage my data" and entering your login information. Keywords are particularly important, as users tend to search with keywords.

Dr Neugebauer also seeks assistance to promote the database in Australia…

  1. among your women colleagues, encouraging them to join; and
  2. among your (male) colleagues in general, to promote the use of the database.

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