Women in Toxicology 2018-04-24T14:42:00+00:00

12th SCT

April 18-21, 2018. Belgrade, Serbia

ROUND TABLE: Women in Toxicology in Developing Countries

Video of the Round Table


Round Table Information

Chairs: Tao Wang1, twang@achaogen.com, Nursen Basaran2, anursenbasaran@gmail.com

Panelists: Nursen Basaran2, Silvia Berlang de Moraes Barros3, Hanan Ghantous3, Mary Gulumian5, Anne Kahru6, Vesna Matovic7

1 Achaogen, Inc, USA; 2 Hacettepe University, Turkey; 3 University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; 4 Food and Drug Administration, USA; 5 University of Sao Paulo; 6National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia; 7 University of Belgrade, Sırbia  


Although the global share of women in research has been increased for the last decades, women still remain underrepresented in many areas of science including toxicology not only in developing countries but also in many developed regions. It is actually difficult for women to get a good position in research. Gender differences in researchers are even more pronounced in some developed countries such as the UK, Japan and Canada compared to some developing countries. According to the report of Elsevier (1) in 12 comparator countries and regions over 20 years, in developed countries, the percentage of women in science and research in the area of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Pharmaceutics and also in the implementation of policies and legislation are still lower than men. But compared to other areas, a relatively high portion of women among researchers in Pharmacology & Toxicology and Pharmaceutics has been observed. The data about the situation of women in toxicology research in developing countries is not clear but it seems that female representation is still lagging behind in scientific bodies. The push for gender equality in developed and in developing countries is not easy and seems to need time. The panel is aimed to describe the situation of women researchers in toxicology in some developing countries and also to increase and foster the awareness of power of women in the areas of toxicology.

Keywords: women, toxicology, developing countries