Gerlind Wallon

Gerlind Wallon

European Molecular Biology Organisation, Germany

Gerlind Wallon is the deputy director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). A German native, she graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, followed by a post-doctoral period at EMBL in Heidelberg.

At EMBO she is responsible for the EMBO Young Investigator Programme, the EMBO Installation Grants, the Women in Science activities and The EMBO Meeting. Gerlind Wallon has developed the EMBO Laboratory Management Courses for leadership development, started the Career Day that offers transferable skills training at The EMBO Meeting and authored studies on the selection processes and the effects of gender on application success at EMBO and a report on the use of quota in academia.

Are quotas the right answer to reducing gender imbalance in academia?

Charter 2, Manchester Central Convention Complex