Female Science Talents: Breaking the Barriers for Women in Science
The Bayer Foundation has proudly been a founding partner of the Female Science Talents program, an initiative led by the Falling Walls Foundation to promote women with exceptional talents in science. At the end of May, the Bayer Foundation took part in the Intensive Track Spring Gathering in Berlin, where we had the opportunity to engage with remarkable panelists and female leaders from academia, industry, and foreign policy.
Humboldt Research Hubs: African-German science partnerships for pandemic preparedness
The experience of the past three years with COVID-19 has shown that being prepared for and able to respond quickly to pandemics can help save lives and minimize the impact of global health crises on societies and economies. Policy-makers and scientists have recognized the importance of international cross-border collaboration in pandemic management. One promising example of this type of collaboration are the new Humboldt Research Hubs, established to build scientific capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.
In our work, we strive to enhance the impact of science for the benefit of society. With a focus on embedding a collaborative mindset in the next generation of scientific leaders, our three fellowships offer opportunities for international exchange for outstanding masters, PhD, and medical students in the fields of Drug Discovery, Agriculture, and Medicine. In 2023, we selected 35 brilliant minds from 13 different countries for this unique experience and provided more than 256,000€ in funding.
Boundary-Breaking Science Symposia: Learning from Life in Extreme Environments
Studying extreme phenotypes like cancer resistance, longevity, and drought tolerance may lead to biomedical insights that would not otherwise be possible. The scope of this symposium was to peek into the fascinating world of extremophiles and to let nature inspire the scientific community at Bayer in all three divisions: Pharmaceuticals, Crop Science, and Consumer Health.