Our most recent issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. Of note in particular:
The L'Oréal Foundation and UNESCO revealed the five exceptional laureates of the 2016 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards, in the field of Life Sciences. Nominated by more than 2,600 leading scientists, 2016's five laureates were then selected by an independent and international jury of 13 prominent scientists in the international scientific community. Honored are: Prof. Jennifer Doudna, Prof. Andrea Gamarnik, Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Prof. Hualan Chen, and Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim. They will receive their awards at a ceremony to be held on March 24, 2016 in Paris.
Our March 2015 issue of RFS Briefings has some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. Of note in particular:
The director of the National Science Foundation, France A. Córdova, is devising strategies to boost women in science. See recent interview here.
Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., a speaker at our RFS 2014 Board Meeting in Washington, DC, is the inventor of a new genome-editing technique and is the lead author of an article calling for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new method, to give scientists, ethicists and the public time to fully understand the issues surrounding the breakthrough.
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A Meeting of Nobel Minds
Is the best kind of science useful science? The discoveries of the 2014 Nobel Laureates help us with our everyday lives. In the round-table discussion program Nobel Minds, some of today's greatest minds converse about the discoveries for which they've been honored.
2014 Annual Update
The Rosalind Franklin Society has had another impressive year, evidenced by the further accomplishments of our esteemed Board, Advisory Board, and members − and women in science everywhere − that embody our commitment to ensure that women in science are visible, contributing, and feted. We continue our efforts to broaden the reach of the Society by partnering with leading organizations who share our mission to recognize the work of outstanding women scientists, foster greater opportunities for women in the sciences, and motivate and educate by example young generations of women in science.