WE CELEBRATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ROSALIND FRANKLIN ON HER BIRTHDAY TODAY!
July 25, 1920—April 16, 1958
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Congratulations to Dr. Debbie S. Yaver, the first recipient of the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award! To read the full interview published in the February 2015 issue of Industrial Biotechnology, click here.
The Rosalind Franklin Society is an honorific, interdisciplinary, and international society which recognizes, fosters, and advances the important contributions of women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines. In so doing, the Society honors the under-recognized achievements of the late Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), a British x-ray crystallographer whose work producing x-ray images of DNA was crucial in the discovery of its structure by James Watson and Francis Crick. Franklin symbolizes progress for women in science but her accomplishments were not recognized during her lifetime, awarded posthumously, nor are they completely acknowledged today. To celebrate the life, work, and symbolic power of this remarkable heroine in science, the Society recognizes the work of outstanding women scientists, fosters greater opportunities for women in the sciences, and motivates and educates by examples young generations of women who have this calling.
The Rosalind Franklin Society is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3)