Women in Science: Invercargill
Women in Science: Invercargill

Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science with the Neurological Foundation. Hear from some of our fierce female neuroscientists we’ve funded who are taking the science world by storm.

The Civic Theatre – Victoria Rooms, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill
Women in Science: Invercargill
17:30 PM
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Register now
Women in Science: Invercargill
Women in Science: InvercargillThe Civic Theatre – Victoria Rooms, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill Women in Science: Invercargill17:30 PM Tuesday, 11 February 2020 Register now
Women in Science: Invercargill

On average the Neurological Foundation funds more female neuroscientists, researchers, professors and neurologists than male. February 11th is ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’, and so, we are celebrating our female pride by hosting 4 panel discussions across New Zealand with a group of female neuroscientists we’ve funded. Join us for an all ages event and hear from a panel of female researchers at all different levels of their career discuss what they’re currently working on, why they have pursued neuroscience as a profession, and their thoughts on what it means to be a female working in the world of science.

If you think this event would be of interest to a young person, we encourage you to bring them along to meet some of our amazing female role models.



Doors will open at 5.30pm and there will be an opportunity to mix and mingle (drinks and nibbles provided) with the panel and fellow science enthusiasts.

The Panel

  • Associate Professor Stephanie Hughes will be the chair of this panel. Stephanie’s lab is investigating the molecular consequences of mutations in Batten disease, a childhood neurodegenerative disorder. Her lab is developing tools and gene therapy vectors for Batten, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

  • Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie

  • Associate Professor Dorothy Oorschot

  • Associate Professor Yiwen Zheng

Other events you may be interested in

Women in Science: Christchurch
Women in Science: Christchurch

Wed, 12 Feb 2020, The Tannery – The Metropolitan Room, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch

Women in Science: Wellington
Women in Science: Wellington

Wed, 12 Feb 2020, Harbourside Function Venue – The Loft, 4 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Women in Science: Auckland
Women in Science: Auckland

Thu, 13 Feb 2020, Ellen Melville Centre – Pioneer Women’s Hall, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland

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