Challenging the perception of belonging

What happens when you're born in Russia, grow up in Israel and work for an international pharmaceutical company in Germany?

About the talk

What happens when you're born in Russia, grow up in Israel and work for an international pharmaceutical company in Germany? You end up with a multinational background that may be difficult for your peers to understand or relate to on a personal level. Materials scientist Kathy Vinokurov believes that we can break down these cultural barriers — using something as simple as a homemade cake.

About the speaker

Kathy Vinokurov · Culture collaborator

A chemist by education, Kathy Vinokurov joined Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in June 2016 after graduating from her PhD studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. As a member of the Organic Light Emitting Devices team in Electronics, her work involves developing complex organic and inorganic structures with different properties. Previously, she researched and worked in environmental chemistry, with a focus on catalytic chemistry, and in material science, with a focus on quantum materials. Vinokurov believes that science today must be multidisciplinary.