Women and science, a “solid glass ceiling”

glass ceiling

In scientific disciplines, women remain underrepresented in positions of responsibility, despite their increasing numbers. Anglophones call this phenomenon the leaky pipe issue, or problem of the pierced pipe. The metaphor lacks finesse, but it illustrates a phenomenon that affects all Read more…


Is everything decided in childhood?

claudia bagni portrait

Meeting with Claudia Bagni, Head of the UNIL Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, whose inaugural lecture will take place during the Brain Awareness Week 2017 (program pdf). Without knowing why, it is often said that everything is decided in childhood. Claudia Read more…


FBM 2016 Grant to Philipp Baumann (et al.)

Philipp Baumann, Pascal Steullet (basic neuroscience) and Meritxel Bach Cuadra (bioengineering) are the happy beneficiaries of the 2016 FBM Interdisciplinary Grant of CHF 200’000 for their research : “Thalamus abnormalities : towards biomarkers in early psychosis”. The Faculty of Biology Read more…