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Professor Anne Glover, Distinguished Women Scientists Seminar 2014

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8 March 2014, 6pm: Free
at Dalhousie Lecture Theatre, University of Dundee
for the general public
Professor Anne Glover speaking at a previous event at the James Hutton Institute

Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, will deliver the 2014 Distinguished Women Scientists Seminar as part of the Women in Science Festival.

The seminar will take place at the Dalhousie Lecture Theatre, University of Dundee, at 6pm  on 8 March, which is International Women’s Day. The event is free but places must be booked in advance by contacting the Revealing Research Office by email or telephone 01382 386660 or you can book online.

Professor Glover is the first Chief Scientific Advisor to the European Commission. She provides expert advice on science, technology and innovation to policymakers and the Commission President. From 2006 to 2011 she had been the first Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland.

She is also Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen, her research interest is in how understanding at a molecular level the way diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's physically affect our bodies. Professor Glover was awarded a CBE in 2009.

In this talk Professor Glover will discuss her career path and what influenced her decisions in becoming one of the most powerful women in science. She will also discuss the importance of giving both genders equal opportunities to achieve their scientific potential.

The full events programme for Women in Science 2014 is below.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.