FeMS Transition Talks with Giulio Ferrario, Aisha Bibi, Kelly Conger. Click on the speakers’ names to check out their LinkedIn profiles! Also, congratulations to Andrea Knaust, the winner of the 2023 Bertha Condron award.
At the 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Mass Spectrometry Society (BMSS), the plenary lecture from Evelyn Rampler, University of Vienna, was titled “Diversity empowerment strategies in the field of mass
Alice Passoni and Lolita Piersimoni attended the Italian Mass Spectrometry Society (iMaSS)
Network in Florence and I presented for the first time the FeMS
community at an italian conference.
FeMS Mentorship Program Mentee and Mentor Training
FeMS Event at the Nordic Metabolomics Conference 2022, with presentations by FeMS, Vanessa Hall (Chairwoman of the Danish Society for Women in Science DANWISE), Lucy Woods (Director of Multiomics Business Unit, Bruker), and by Sofina Begum, the Rosalind Franklin Clinical Metabolomics Award winner. The Rosalind Franklin Clinical Metabolomics Award was sponsored by Bruker. The event was sponsored by SCIEX, with reception, networking opportunities, and complimentary professional portrait session.
If you have taken a complimentary portrait at this FeMS event and have not received an individual email notification by the end of September, please contact Julie Courraud.
FeMS Mentorship Program Pod Coordinator Informational Sessions (Virtual) to learn more about the responsibilities of a Pod Coordinator.
FeMS Event at the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2022: An in-person FeMS evening workshop with Anne Bendt, Jennifer Van Eyk, Purva Kulkarni, Manfred Wuhrer, and Berta Cillero Pastor.
FeMS Mentorship Program Informational Sessions (Virtual) Introducing Round 3 of the Mentorship Program!
FeMS Virtual Happy Hour on “Leadership: motivation and inspiration” from Professor Coral Barbas of Universidad CEU San Pablo, organized and hosted by Nicola Gray. Thank you to Agilent for sponsoring the Virtual Happy Hour!
In-person event at ASMS: Networking for Scientists: Celebrating Women Mass Spectrometrists
Panelists: Ceylan Bilgin, Erin Baker, Olga Vitek, Lisa Jones and Baljit Ubhi. Organized by organizers Molly Soper-Hopper, Komal Kedia and Aivett Bilbao. A big thank you to Ben Garcia for donating over 100 copies of Mass Spec Mommy for the workshop attendees!
In-person event at ASMS: FeMS Gap Hour Reception at ASMS, sponsored by Agilent
A networking reception where we toasted to our Events Committee Chair Erin Baker, in celebration of her receiving the Biemann Medal Award! We thank the speakers Kristin Burnum-Johnson and Becki Veeneman, and the Women at Agilent group for the attendee gifts!
FeMS Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Mass Spectrometry – creating and improving biographies of women mass spectrometrists from Hannes Röst’s list of notable mass spectrometrists. During the edit-a-thon, we made 180 edits on 29 articles, added 17.2k words & 211 references, created 7 new articles on women mass spectrometrists, removed all red links for ASMS women past and present Presidents, and there is now a list of female mass spectrometrists on Wikipedia!
We thank 500 Women Scientists for providing us with training, resources and support to launch our own edit-a-thon! In partnership with Wiki Education, 500 Women Scientists hosts free 6-week training course on Wikipedia editing for their members, with a focus on improving “biographies for women and gender minorities leading in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM)”. We also thank Nick Birse for sharing his Wikipedia expertise during the edit-a-thon!
FeMS In-Person Networking Event at MSACL 2022. Special thanks to our sponsor, SCIEX, for making this event possible!
2022 Agilent Darlene Solomon Award Ceremony
FeMS In-Person Events at ASMS 2021
- Amina Woods Celebration Dinner, sponsored by MassTech and FeMS
- Workshop on Networking for Scientists: Celebrating Women Mass Spectrometrists, with panelists Lingjun Li, Jennifer Liddle, Lisa O’Callaghan, and Jessica Prenni; hosted by Komal Kedia, Anumita Saha, and Erin Baker
- FeMS Networking Dinner, sponsored by MOBILion Systems
- FeMS Virtual Social
FeMS Virtual Happy Hour on imposter syndrome led by Dr. Devin Horton, the Graduate Diversity Officer for STEM disciplines at UC Davis.
1st International Virtual Symposium of Female Scientists and Supporters in Mass Spectrometry (2021), co-organized by FeMS and www.instrument.com.cn. This session featured presentations from FeMS board members Erin Baker, John Yates, Anne Bendt and Hui Ye, as well as active FeMS members Lingjun Li, Ying Ge and Catherine Wong, and dditional presentations from Ying Zhang, Jianhui Li, Ling Fu, Qiaohong Lin and Jiawen Lyu.
FeMS Virtual Happy Hour on “The Journey to Discovering Your Worth”, led by Baljit Ubhi
An excellent panel discussion on building an inclusive community, with Sasha Kosanic, Christina Jones, and Sam Sharpe, moderated by Rowan Matney.
First set of FeMS Transition Talks in 2021 with Cameron Naylor, Sanghamitra Majumdar and Wout Bittremieux. Click on the speakers’ names to check out their LinkedIn profiles! Click here to watch recording.
The Darlene Solomon Award Ceremony at iSLS9: congratulations to the 2021 award recipient, Noemi Jiménez-Rojo!
Virtual screening and discussion of “Picture a Scientist” to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th. This screening was generously sponsored by MSACL.
FeMS Happy Hour with Nirmala Gratton, LMFT – a discussion on mental health.
FeMS Holiday Party
FeMS Happy Hour with Vicki Wysocki (Associate Editor, Analytical Chemistry), John R. Yates III (Editor-in-Chief, JPR), Julia Laskin (Co-Editor-in-Chief, IJMS) and Joseph A. Loo (Editor-in-Chief, JASMS) – a panel discussion on tips and tricks for successful manuscripts and helpful review.
FeMS Happy Hour with Dr.Michelle Reid on mentorship! This video also features the launch of our mentor program and discussions on what the FeMS community is hoping to gain from the experience.
FeMS Happy Hour with Professor Ute Roessner (University of Melbourne) on Resilience
FeMS Happy Hour with Merck Recruiter MJ Paulines on Tips, Tricks and Advice for Industry and Pharmaceutical Interviews
FeMS Happy Hour with the Founders of Black Coalition of Mass Spectrometrists (Candice Ulmer, Christina Jones, Michelle Reid) on Systemic Racism in STEM
FeMS Happy Hour with Yu Xia (Tsignhua University) on Mentoring Across Cultures
FeMS Happy Hour with SCIEX President Inese Lowenstein on Her Career Journey
FeMS Happy Hour with Thermo Fischer Scientific Director of Global Commercial Operations Isa Cabruja on How to Build Great Teams
FeMS Happy Hour with Cathy Costello (Boston University) and Jennifer van Eyk (Cedars-Sinai) on the Inspiration Behind their Science
Catherine E. Costello Award for Females in Mass Spectrometry Ceremony at MSACL with Recipient Sarah B. Riley