Our most recent issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. Of note in particular:
Dr. Jan Vilcek's Memoir, "Love and Science" Tells of Personal and Scientific Intertwined Stories:
The memoir of RFS Board Member, donor and past honoree, Dr. Jan Vilcek, tells of a childhood spent in hiding in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, completion of medical school, marriage to art historian Marica Gerhath, and their defection and immigration to New York City as penniless political refugees in 1965. Once in New York, the couple build successful careers: Mirica at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jan at NYU School of Medicine where his research led to the development of Remicade, the first in a new class of treatments for autoimmune diseases and now one of the world's highest grossing drugs.
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Opened Nominations for the Third Annual Rosalind Franklin Award: The Award will again be sponsored by the Rosalind Franklin Society whose goal is to support and showcase the careers of eminent women in science. The Rosalind Franklin Award is given annually to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is now accepting nominations for the Award. The award will be presented and the winner will deliver remarks at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego, California, which will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center.