Lectures and seminars Queer in Science

26-08-2022 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Venue: Nils Ringertz, Biomedicum, Solna and Digitally via Zoom

As part of Stockholm Pride, KIPA's Diversity and Inclusion Office is organising a Queer in Science event.


We will be having guest speakers to share their personal and professional experiences being openly queer in science as well as their research on gender-related topics. We will also be discussing the gender (in)equality issues in STEM.

Join us for this interactive and conversational session. It is a safe space for all. 


Friday August 26th, 15.30-17.00


Sofia Appelgren

Sofia Appelgren founded the social enterprise Mitt Liv in 2008 with a strong conviction that everyone should have equal job opportunities and equal conditions in Swedish working life. Mitt Liv has now grown to encompass Sweden’s largest mentoring program for academics with a foreign background as well as consulting activities that provide training to more than 6,000 people each year in relation to issues concerning diversity and inclusion. 

Hazel Ang (they/them)

Hazel is a pharmacist by clinical training. They started their scientific career with a PhD in pharmacology and cancer biology, and pivoted to the field of aging biology during their current postdoc. Their research uses high-throughput pharmacological screening approaches to search for aging-preventive interventions to improve healthspan and lifespan, and understand the regulation of aging at molecular and mechanistic resolution. They are dedicated to translating their work in the scientific community for non-profit motives, and have a passion working with the LGBTQIA+ community to raise awareness, representation, and diversity in STEM. They volunteer at Karolinska Institutet Postdoc Association, and they write occasionally at the KI Researchers’ Blog, where they advocate for KI postdocs and various minority groups in STEM. 

Gillian Murphy (she/her)

She is from the US, and her educational background is in psychology and epidemiology. She have worked in a variety of research fields including neuropsychiatry, geriatric epidemiology, and sexual minority mental health. She originally became interested in pursuing epidemiology as a career after working for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. During this time, she got to work in a public health setting organized by and for the queer community. She would love to continue working in this type of setting, or to continue working on LGBTQ+ research topics. 


This event is organized by Karolinska Institution Postdoc Association (KIPA)


Sign up your interest here


Elga Bandeira, elga.bandeira@ki.se

Hazel Ang, hazel.xiaohui.ang@ki.se