EqualOpportunity (SL) equal at sl.ethz.ch
Wed Jun 6 15:53:04 MEST 2007

Dear all
The women professors at EPFL have established the Erna Hamburger lecture and prize to recognize the achievements of outstanding women in science.  We would like to get as many people as possible to come to this event.  Would you be able to circulate the text below to your respective networks.

Best regards

Luzia Lehmann and Carla Zingg




WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 2007, 17H00, AUDITOIRE SG (http://plan.epfl.ch/index.html?alias=sg&view=36) OF THE EPFL


17H00: OPENING OF THE CEREMONY   Farnaz Moser, déléguée à l'égalité des chances EPFL 
            PRESENTATION OF THE PRIZE WINNER   Patrick Aebischer, président de l'EPFL 

            HANDING-OVER OF THE ERNA HAMBURGER PRIZE   Karen Scrivener, présidente de la Fondation EPFL-WISH 



Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard | Laureate of the 2007 Erna Hamburger Prize 

Nobel Prize winner, Professor Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, is one of the most pre-eminent biologists of the 20th Century. She is known for her groundbreaking discoveries about how genes control the early development of embryos for which she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995. Born in 1942 in the Eastern German city of Magdeburg, she earned her degree in biochemistry at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen and her doctorate in genetics from the same university. In 1975, she began studying biological morphogenesis, and pursued this line of research at several institutions around Europe over the six following years. In 1981, she returned to Tübingen, where, in 1985, she became director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. In 2004, she established the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation to support the careers of women in science and research. This foundation provides financial support to highly qualified young women with children in order to ease the difficult burden of balancing family obligations with the duties of an independent researcher. 


REGISTRATION (mandatory):

The Erna Hamburger distinguished lecture series features women in science and engineering who have greatly influenced and shaped their respective fields and environments and who have earned the highest respect from their peers. The EPFL-WISH (Women in Science and Humanities) Foundation invites such distinguished personalities to acknowledge their accomplishments and with the hope that they will inspire future generations of researchers.

The lectures are geared to the general public. Everyone is welcome to attend. The events are FREE, but REGISTRATION is required to help with planning.

For more information about the speaker, the lecture series and an abstract of the talk:

Carla Zingg
Co-Gleichstellungsbeauftragte der ETH Zürich
Dr. Luzia Lehmann                (luzia.lehmann at sl.ethz.ch)
Carla Zingg, dipl.ing.ETH       (carla.zingg at sl.ethz.ch)
Stelle für Chancengleichhheit von Frau und Mann
(Office of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men)
ETH Zürich, HG F 50.5
CH - 8092 Zürich
Tel. + 41 (044) 632 60 26
e-mail: equal at sl.ethz.ch
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