Marta Sales-Pardo: Collaboration patterns in science

A number of studies have shown that engaging in scientific teams has the potential of boosting the impact of the research results independently of the field.

However, the way scientists engage in such collaborations is affected by many factors including gender and funding. In this talk I will discuss how these two factors affect collaboration patterns using results derived form two studies: a gender study of scientists in top US universities in different fields of science and a study of top-performing scientists across continents and scientific fields.

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Marta Sales-Pardo

Associate Professor, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Marta Sales-Pardo graduated in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona in 1998, and obtained a PhD in Physics from Universitat de Barcelona in 2002. She then moved to Northwestern University, where she first worked as a postdoctoral fellow and, later, as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2008, she became a Research Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute with joint appointments in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. In 2009, she accepted her current position as in the Departament d’Enginyeria Química at Universitat Rovira i Virgili. In 2013 she received an ICREA Acadèmia Award for excellence in research.