Hauptstadt der Wissenschaftlerinnen

Berlin – Capital of Female Scientists

The exhibition “Berlin – Hauptstadt der Wissenschaftlerinnen” (Berlin - Capital of Female Scientists) presents a total of 22 extraordinary female researchers who have shaped Berlin as a city and science location and continue to do so today. They are pioneers in their fields and trailblazers for future generations of women scientists: from Agnes Harnack, who in 1908 was allowed to officially enroll as the city's first female student, to Marlis Dürkop-Leptihn, who after 118 male predecessors was elected the first female president of Berlin's Humboldt University in 1992, to Emmanuelle Charpentier, the 2020 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry.

Anyone can access short CVs of these women in German and English in the media library of the BIH website. Employees of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) as well as visitors to the “Gläsernes Labor” also have the chance to view the exhibition on site in the foyer of MDC.C from January 24 to March 9, 2022. Unfortunately, due to the current Omicron crisis, additional visits by the public are not possible.


Robert-Rössle-Straße 10
Foyer MDC.C
13125 Berlin


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