IBRO Global Neuroscience Horizons Webinar 4
Inclusion and Diversity in Latin American Neuroscience

2 December 2021

11:30-13:00 CLST /15:30-17:00 CEST

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Panellists will discuss the main Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) hurdles faced by the neuroscience community originally from and/or still based in the region, some of which are distinctive of Latin America and others are of global concern.

Chair: Adrián Palacios, Chair IBRO-LARC

1. Evaluation of gender inequities in Latin American neuroscience community
Verónica Amarante, ECLAC-Montevideo, Uruguay
Ana Silva, IBRO-LARC member

2. Pathways to inclusion in the Latin American neuroscience community
Francesca Cirulli, ALBA Network


Professor Adrian Palacio – Chair of IBRO-LARC

Investigator at Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso.
Full Professor at Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Valparaíso.

2008-2010 Professor Visiting Researcher CORTEX INRIA-UHP et Nancy 2 and CREA Ecole Polytechnique, France.
Principal Investigator, Instituto de Sistemas Complejos de Valparaiso, Valparaiso.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience (1991) Université de Pierre et Marie Paris VI, France

2020- Miembro Consejo Asesor en Equidad de Genero, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnologia, Conocimiento e Innovacion.

2020- Miembro Consejo Asesor Ministerial, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnologia, Conocimiento e Innovacion.

2020- Miembro Consejo Asesor para la Red de Laboratorio Universitarios de Diagnostico de Covid-19, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnologia, Conocimiento e Innovacion.

Twitter handle@APalacio_s
“Neuro-explorador #EquidadRegional
@CINValparaiso @uvalpochile @ibroSecretariat Tweets Personales”

Francesca Cirulli is on the Board of Directors of the Alba Network, a key IBRO partner for Diversity & Inclusion, and is a Senior Researcher and group leader at the Center for Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Stanford University (Ca, USA). She has been investigating for many years the role of early experiences on brain development and plasticity.

She is the past-President of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS). She is Treasurer-elect of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and serves in the Board of Directors of ALBA, a recently founded network of leading scientists aiming to promote equality and diversity in brain sciences. She serves as Associate Editor of the journals Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroscience and Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

Twitter profile@franciru1
Behavioral Neuroscience, Stress Metabolism and Mental health, Oxidative stress, Lifestyle, Social determinants of Health”

Ana Silva is a Behavioral Neuroscience researcher at the Laboratorio de Neurociencias, Universidad de la República de Uruguay. As an IBRO-LARC member, Ana collaborated with members of this panel on “Gender inequality in Latin American Neuroscience community” which was published in IBRO Neuroscience Reports, IBRO’s Open access journal earlier this year


Verónica Amarante is a Professor at Instituto de Economía (Iecon) from Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración at Universidad de la República (Udelar) in Uruguay. She integrates the National System of Researchers (Level II). She is also Research Fellow at the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP).

Previously, she was the Director of ECLAC Office in Montevideo and she worked for the Social Development Division of ECLAC (United Nations).

Her research interests are development economics, gender and labor economics, with emphasis on Uruguay and Latin America.