IRBLleida expands the photographic exhibition on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women account for 59.8% of the professionals hired or assigned to the Institute

The Lleida Biomedical Research Institute's Dr. Pifarré Foundation (IRBLleida) ─on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which takes place tomorrow, 11 February─ has expanded the photographic exhibition made up of photographs of the professionals who make up the Institute. This year, 2021, 4 more posters and 90 more professionals have been added. The exhibition is made up, in total, of 10 pictures with a total of 243 research professionals. The new paintings will be on display from tomorrow in the Biomedicine I building.

Women represent 59.8% of the professionals contracted or assigned to the Institute (researchers from the University of Lleida, primary health care centres, the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital and the University Hospital of Santa Maria). The IRBLleida is made up of 247 women, of whom 202 are research staff and 45 are management or technical support staff. Of the 202 research professionals, 16 women researchers are research group leaders (44.4% of the total number of group leaders), 84 are research fellows, and 102 are trainee researchers (or doctoral students).

On the occasion of this anniversary, the IRBLleida's Works Committee has organised a round table discussion on women and science with the participation of the Dolors Piera Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Promotion of Women of the University of Lleida (UdL) and the scientists Montserrat Gea, director of the Directorate General of Health Professionals of the Department of Health, Nuria Eritja, lecturer at the University of Lleida (UdL) and Nuria Eritja, professor at the University of Lleida (UdL); Nuria Eritja, lecturer at the UdL and researcher in the Oncological Pathology group, and Elena Britti, trainee researcher at the UdL and IRBLleida. The round table will take place at 12.00 noon on 11 February and will be held virtually. It can be followed through this link

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in education, training, occupation and decision-making processes in science, as well as to eliminate all types of discrimination against women in the fields of education and occupation, breaking down legal, economic, social and cultural barriers through policies and curricula in the field of science to encourage greater participation of women and girls, and to recognise their successes.

In 2021, 4 more paintings have been added to the exhibition.