Dr Araxi Urrutia
Lecturer in genomics at the University of Bath
women in science
women in science
2013 Invited guest at Royal Society Annual Science Exhibition Soiree.
2013 Attended “Equality and Diversity in the Researcher Environment” organized by Vitae.
2013 Invited guest at L’Oreal UNESCO UK-Women in Science Fellowship Awards Ceremony at the Royal Society.
2012 Invited guest to Royal Society Research Fellow ceremony at St. James Palace in the presence of his Royal Highness the Duke of York (October).
2011 Invited guest at ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize award to Marie Curie. L’Oreal-UNESCO-Royal Society.
2010 Invited guest at the research fellows’ presentation to his Royal Highness, Prince Williams.
2010 Invited guest to the Convocation for the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Society in the presence of her Majesty the Queen.
2008 & 2009. Invited guest to the L’Oreal UK and Ireland Women in Science Fellowship award ceremony.
2010 Invited poster presentation at the Celebration of Dorothy Hodgkin's Legacy as part of the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary year celebrations.
2009 University of Bath co-representative at the Athena-SWAN award ceremony to collect a Bronze Award.
2008 Invited guest to Microsoft VIP dinner at International Women’s Forum for Society and Economy.
2008 International Women’s Forum for Society and Economy, Deauville, France. Invited as Raising Talent 2008.
2003 Women of the Year Lunch at the Savoy Hotel London. Attended on invitation from L’Oreal.
Women awards and funding
2008 International Raising Talent 2008 by the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society.
2008 SHE Inspiring Women Award 2008 – Category Innovator.
2007-2012 Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship
2007-2008 L'Oréal UK Fellowship for Women in Science, UNESCO & Royal Institution of GB
BBC world, Guardian, Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, The Bath Chronicle, BathFM. Mexican media: Reforma, México en Línea, Grupo Radio Centro, El Diario de Chihuahua, El Heraldo de Chihuahua.
Career profile in science and non-science magazines
EU Research Magazine, Biochemist, Research Impact (University of Bath, internal publication), SHE magazine. Mexico: Conversus, Contenido, Lideres mexicanos.
Participation in university committees and groups
2014– Member of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry Athena Swan Self assessment group
2013-2014 Chair of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry Athena Swan Self assessment group.
2011- Department of Biology and Biochemistry representative to the Equalities and Diversity Network, University of Bath.
2009- Invited to the Athena Swan University of Bath self-assessment group to prepare a successful application for an Athena SWAN bronze award and implementation of action plan.
2008-2009 Academic/research staff representative, Equalities and Diversities Committee, Uni. of Bath.
2008 Research staff representative in the Equalities and Diversities Committee, University of Bath.
2014 “Engaging with the Athena SWAN process” seminar imparted at the University of Lincoln.
2014 “Funding opportunities for women in SET” workshop imparted at University of Bath.
2013 “Funding opportunities for women in SET” workshop imparted at University of Bath.
2012 “Funding opportunities for women in SET” workshop imparted at University of Bath.
2010 Co-organizer of a women in science focus group at the University of Bath.
2010 Imparted “Career management for women in SET” workshop at Women in science engineering and technology, organised by UKRC/Vitae at the University of Bath.
2010 “Funding opportunities for women in SET” workshop imparted at University of Bath.
2009, 2008, 2009 Research Fellow contributor to ‘First steps to independence - funding and fellowships’ workshop, University of Bath.
2009 Imparted workshop “Life outside the lab - building balance & flexibility into career
I’m a member
I have been very fortunate to have lots of support from my family and at home, my PhD supervisor and colleagues all have allowed me to have a go at a career in science. But there I am fully aware that there are many tiny obstacles which together make it harder for many women to pursue a career in academia. I try to contribute as much as possible to removing those obstacles so that women scientists can compete on a level field.