Marcela holds a PhD in sociology from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. She is the head of the Centre for Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on sociology of gendered organizations, research careers, governance of research and research assessment from a gender perspective. She is the chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, and has served as a member of expert and advisory bodies for the European Commission and Czech state administration. She was the Vice-Chair of genderSTE Cost Action TN 1201 (gender, science, technology, environment). Marcela is the coordinator of H2020 project GENDERACTION and has previously coordinated and participated in FP 6 and FP 7 projects on gender equality in science. In 2015 she was elected as member of the executive board of Research Network 24 Science and Technology of the European Sociological Association. In 2017 she participated in the “Women in STEM” International Visitor Leadership Programme in the USA.