Meet our board

The RISE network is run on a voluntary basis by female scientists of the Faculty of Science. If you are interested in joining the board or act as a spokesperson of the network at your institute to motivate our top female scientists to join our activities, please contact us by sending an email to

Prof. dr. Miranda van Eck, Founder
Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research

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Dr. Martina Vijver, Founder
Institute of Environmental Sciences,
Conservation Biology

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Becoming a member

Are you a female beta scientist at junior postdoctoral level and beyond at Leiden University, Faculty of Science and want to be part of this inspiring community? By becoming member of the RISE network we will give you the opportunity to join our networking events, participate in our workshops about both personal and professional development, to help other female scientists and get advise from others, and be part of intervision groups and mentoring activities. Moreover, you will join our movement in raising awareness of the importance of gender equality in the scientific staff at our Faculty of Science.