Women Talent Programme

The ICN2 Women Talent Programme involves a series of actions aimed at supporting women scientists and promoting visibility of their research activity, both inside and outside ICN2. This initiative is led by the Equal Opportunities Committee and funded through the Severo Ochoa Award as one of its crosscutting actions.

11feb-Int day women in science 2020ICN2 is aware of the challenges that female researchers have to face in their career. It is well known that the progression of women in early stages of their research careers is characterized by a "pipeline" behaviour, which shows a large decrease in women pursuing a postdoc after obtaining a PhD. Fewer still reach senior or leadership positions. This constitutes a major challenge for women scientists in the intermediate stages of their research career who do not hold a permanent position. They are under strong pressure to demonstrate leadership positions, since funding schemes from public sources and competitive calls usually require such leadership skills to be already demonstrated.

The ICN2 Women Talent programme is aimed at overcoming these barriers by conferring the following Awards and Grants:

  • Best Female PhD Thesis Award
  • Best Published Paper - PhD student Award
  • Best Published Paper - Postdoc Award
  • Women Talent Postdoc Grant
  • Women Talent Senior Grant

These actions are expected to have a positive impact in the future of the professional careers of the awarded women, thus contributing to correct the biases that affect female researchers.

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  • Women Talent Postdoc Grant 2024:
    Roberta Farris
    Automated Multiplexed Impedance Spectroscopy with Artificial Intelligence data process for stability assessment of perovskite solar cells (AMISAI)
  • Women Talent Senior Grant 2024:
    Sonia Ruiz Raga
    Automated Multiplexed Impedance Spectroscopy with Artificial Intelligence data process for stability assessment of perovskite solar cells (AMISAI)
  • Best Published Paper- PhD Student Award 2024:
    Marta Ruiz Ruiz
    Real-time microscopy of the relaxation of a glass
  • Best Published Paper- PostDoc Award 2024:
    Sara Martí Sanchez
    Epitaxially Driven Phase Selectivity of Sn in Hybrid Quantum Nanowires
  • Best Published Thesis ex aequo Award 2024:
    Ivana Cavaliere
    Bioinspired and Biomimetic Micro/nanoparticles for Medical Applications
  • Best Published Thesis ex aequo Award 2024:
    Ana Broto
    Clip-off Chemistry Applied to the Synthesis of Rh(II)-based Complexes via Rational Cleavage of Metal-Organic-Polyhedra
  • Best Published Thesis Award 2022:
    Dr Maria Tenorio Tuñas
    On-surface synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene-based nanoarchitectures: 0D nanographenes, 1D nanoribbons and 2D nanoporous graphene
  • Best Published Paper- PhD Student Award 2022 (first place):
    Dr Laura Hernandez Lopez
    pH-triggered removal of nitrogenous organic micropoll from water by using metal-organic polyhedral
  • Best Published Paper- PhD Student Award 2022 (second place):
    Dr Xiaoman Mao
    Intranasal administration of catechol-based Pt (IV) coordination polymer nanoparticles for glioblastoma therapy
  • Best Published Paper- PostDoc Award 2022:
    Dr Juliana Jaramillo-Fernandez
    Highly-scattering Cellulose-Based films for radioactive cooling
  • Women Talent Postdoc Grant 2022:
    Muriel Freixanet Gustà
    SAPHNA (Novel Synthetic Strategies for Advanced Pt-Based Hollow Nanocrystals)
  • Women Talent Senior Grant 2022:
    Maria Soler
    DANCE (Dielectric Nanophotonic Biosensors for Cell Studies)