Today, on the 11th of February, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day dedicated to highlighting the important contributions of women in the field of science and technology. By creating an inclusive and supportive environment, we can ensure that women continue to drive the field of science and research forward. Women in science serve as role-models and a source of inspiration for the future generations and a testament to the hard work and dedication of female scientists and researchers. Thalia Diniaco, a research engineer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, highlights her work in the PerMedCoE project.
Thalia is involved in developing and optimizing PhySiBoSS and PhysiCell (PerMedCoE open source core tools) for high performance computing. These tools allow for a more accurate simulation of cellular properties in real tissues and organs, which has important implications for personalized medicine. Her work has also driven her to participate in the community benchmarking of cell population simulators. This benchmarking exercise helps to compare different softwares and to support both users and developers.
“As a female programmer in a field that is traditionally male-dominated, I have recognized the value and importance of diversity for driving innovation and progress.”
Diversity is critical for driving innovation and progress. Our project has benefited from this diversity and we call on other organizations, governments, and communities to invest in and support the growth and development of female scientists and researchers. It is through the hard work and dedication of women like Thalia that we can create a future where girls and women have equal opportunities to excel in the field of science and technology. By recognizing and celebrating their achievements, we can inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps and contribute to shaping a better world through scientific advancements.