Dörthe Nickel is working on European and international scientific affairs at the direction of the Research Centre and is responsible for the gender, diversity and inclusion activities of the Research Centre of Institut Curie. She has worked for many years in the gender field, both in science and other areas. Active in EU-Life since 2013, she currently co-chairs the EU-Life Gender, Diversity and Inclusion working group. She alson led a work package in the H2020 project LIBRA on the development of Gender Equality Plans, which was carried by EU-LIFE member institutions. Before entering the field of life sciences, she headed a training centre for women in STEM jobs in Austria and edited a journal for women seeking a career in technology and science; she holds a certificate as gender mainstreaming expert.