[ISEA2022] Panel: Atia Cortes & María José Rementeria — Bioinfo4women (BSC). Outstanding Young Female Bioinformaticians

Panel Statement 

ISEA2022 Barcelona hosted this panel, that took place at Canòdrom – Ateneu d’Innovació Digital i Democràtica. Co-organised by Hac Te – Hub d’Art, Ciència i Tecnologia and the Institut Ramon Llull Extended Programme, Public Event

BIOINFO4WOMEN is an initiative from the Life Sciences Department at the BSC to promote the research done by women in computational biology, with special focus on their transition from postdoc to junior independent positions. B4W supports researchers in computational biology by promoting the exchange of knowledge and experience of outstanding women researchers through activities such as seminars, conferences, training opportunities, and mentorships. B4W seeks to give greater visibility to the contribution of women in different fields of biology, with a particular focus on the areas of personalised medicine, bioinformatics and HPC. Ultimately, B4W aims at building a more collaborative, supportive, and equal scientific community that benefits society as a whole.


1.1 The Bioinfo4Women (B4W) Programme is a non-profit initiative from the Life Sciences Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) which started its activities in 2018.

1.2 The Programme receives institutional support from the Life Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

1.3 The Programme contributes to fulfilling the BSC objective of promoting scientific career development in accordance with the center’s gender equality plan.

https://bioinfo4women.bsc.es/sex-and-gender-bias-in-artificial-intelligence-and-health https://www.bsc.es

  • Atia Cortes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Recognised Researcher Life Sciences, Social Link Analytics Life Sciences Group
  • María José Rementeria, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Social Link Analytics Team Leader