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STEM Passion - A Journey Inspired by Women in Science

Despite the fact, that women face higher barriers in science, they represent an important driving force for scientific progress in STEM disciplines. The exhibition STEM Passion by Elisabetta Citterio and Claudia Cagliano portraits women in science with different backgrounds and honors their success. 

The opening event wants to celebrate women in science, give them more visibility and encourage to network with each other. We especially invite early- and midcareer women, non-binary, trans* and inter* scientists from all STEM disciplines to join the event. Please register here. 

Welcome by Maike Sander, Scientific Director of the Max Delbrück Center

With portraits from MDC scientists:

  • Maike Sander
  • Mina Gouti
  • Susanne Wolf
  • Michela Serresi

Please note that the event will be held in English.

The exhibition of portraits from 25 international scientists will be open for the public until March 12, 2024.


Rahel Hirsch Center for Translational Medicine
Luisenstraße 65
10117 Berlin




4 pm 
Opening remarks by Prof. Maike Sander (MDC) and Prof. Christopher Baum (BIH)

4.15 pm 
Keynote: Prof. Kathrin Zippel, Einstein Professor for Sociology with focus on Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin 

4:55 pm 
Introduction into the exhibition, Dr. Elisabetta Citterio and Claudia Cagliano 

5.05 pm 
Seeing what everyone sees but thinking what no one has thought
Prof. Rana Dajani

5:15 pm
Fish Bowl Discussion 

with Prof. Veronika von Meßling, Prof. Heike Graßmann, Dr. Susanne Wolf, Dr. Anne-Sophie Waag, Christina Rouvray
Moderation: Dr. Jessica Rohmann

6 pm 
Opening of the exhibition and networking with snacks and beverages 
There will be plenty of opportunity to network, to get support to improve your public presentation on social media and in the numerous databases for women scientists and to become part of the big community of #womenInScience 



Karin Höhne (Equal opportunity Officer BIH)

Christiane Nolte (Equal Opportunity Officer MDC)