Emily Ngubia Kessé, Dr. rer. medic.

Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University.
Vertretung v. Prof. Lann Hornscheidt


seit 11/2012 Bio-objects  and  their  boundaries: member of a COST Action network that is developing novel interdisciplinary tools on matters at the intersection of society, politics, and science based on a range of evidence that will improve Europe’s understanding of “bio-objects”, their production and governance.
seit 03/2010 NeuroGenderings Network. Participant and founder member of a network of experts in the field of gender & brain research from Europe,  the US, Canada and Australia that aims to improve reflective analysis within/of the neurosciences and to initiate dialogue across disciplinary borders.
02/2012- 04/2012 Global Impact Competition, Nairobi Kenya. I initiated and managed an international project together with the National Council of Science and technology that encouraged youth to develop social innovations addressing pertinent issues in Kenya. 80 projects were submitted and 5 concepts have been selected for incubation.
06/2011- 09/2011 Singularity  University located at NASA Ames Research  Park, Mountain View USA. Studied breakthrough technologies with an emphasis of the interactions between these with a view of adopting them to address global challenges.
01/2011– 04/2011 Fondation Brocher, Geneva Switzerland. Carried out research on the ethical and social implications of recent medical research, focusing on gender in neuroscience.
12/2007- 04/2008 University of Padova, Department of Psychology. Developed competence in the use of the Elite Grasp Motion System used in the measurement of psychological performance. This project formed the basis of some methodology I am using for my doctoral research.
10/2007 Co-Founded the Ubongo Brain Awareness Campaign, which is the Kenyan Chapter of the International Brain Awareness Campaign.
10/2005 Co-founded the Youth Agency for Development of Science Technology and Innovations at the University of Nairobi. YADSTI’s aim is to cultivate a culture of science.


Auszeichnungen / Programme

01/2014 World Women in Neuroscience Mentorship Award, International Brain Research Organization, USA
01/2012- 06/2012 Programm zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung  und Lehre, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
01/2011- 04/2011 Visiting Researcher Fellowship at Fondation Brocher, Geneva
04/2011- 09/2011 Intelius Fellow, Singularity University at NASA, San Francisco
08/2008- 12/2011 Faculty for the Future Fellowship, Schlumberger Foundation, Paris


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