You wait ages to see a tweet about gender bias in science, and then three come along at once!

I uploaded my last post about gender bias in genomics/bioinformatics to my blog late on Sunday night. When I checked my twitter feed on Monday morning I was pleasantly surprised to see how much traffic the post had already generated. I was also amused by the serendipitous nature of seeing the following tweets appear closely together in my timeline:


So well done to the Crick Institute regarding the news that they will have a perfectly equal mix of male and female group leaders. This figure of 50% females would put them top of my list of research institutes in this field.

In contrast, finding out that the new Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology has an all male roster (11 Professors, 18 staff in total) is kind of depressing. This result would put them bottom of my list.