Parents in science

Genome Biol. 2018 Oct 29;19(1):180. doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1549-3.


As part of our Q&A series, Genome Biology spoke to four scientists about their personal experiences as parents in their careers to highlight the challenges of researchers having children and the support they need in this regard. Our participants also included a couple (Kristin Tessmar-Raible and Florian Raible), as we were interested to know whether both parents being active researchers can have an impact. One of our participants wishes to remain anonymous.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biology*
  • Career Choice*
  • Child
  • Decision Making*
  • Humans
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Research Personnel / psychology*