GADIS Lectures

SFB 1451 Motor Control in Health and Disease

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What is GADIS?

GADIS is a collaborative initiative of our CRC1451, together with CECAD and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing. Under our common logo, we organize events which raise awareness for diversity topics, set positive role models for successful gender equality concepts and reveal new general perspectives and ideas for gender equality and diversity in science.


“Gender equality enhances research quality because it enlarges the talent pool, promotes a diversity of research perspectives, and eliminates blind spots regarding the significance of gender in research contents and methods.“ ∼ The DFG’s Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality, 2008


For us, diversity means:

  • Age
  • Ethnicity and nationality
  • Gender
  • Physical and intellectual capacities
  • Religion/ideology
  • Sexual identity
  • Social origin

(Source: “Charta der Vielfalt“)

Diversity competences:

  • Recognize and understand prejudice and biases
  • Coherent thinking
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Ability to cooperate
  • Ability to reflect
  • Ability to analyze
  • Flexibility
  • Tolerate and deal with contradictions
  • Changing perspectives

(Source: “Charta der Vielfalt“)

Added value:

  • Creation of equal opportunity
  • Increased creativity and innovation capacity
  • Empowering the team spirit
  • Increased productivity through a broader spectrum of competences
  • Taking into account the needs of all scientists
  • Promotion of tolerance
  • Greater employee satisfaction


Planned Events:

Can be found @our News & Events page.



You have an idea or event suggestion for GADIS? Please get in touch with us.


Dr. Claudia Schmidt, CRC1451 (

Dr. Julia Zielinski, CECAD (

Jenny Ostermann, CECAD (

Dr. Orsolya Symmons, MPI Age (