RFS Board Meeting and Colloquium
 

As part of our mission to showcase and support scientists who are women, please be sure to join us for a special colloquium as part of our Board Meeting in November. With an impressive and thought-provoking agenda, we are opening the event beyond the RFS Board members to include interested colleagues. You will need to register because space is limited, and there will be a cost of $100 to help defray our direct expenses, but I assure you it will be well worth it! Registration will open this summer.

The Meeting, which we will host at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, November 20-21, 2019, will be substantive and practical. The 1.5  day event will feature senior scientists as well as young researchers and leaders of promise. This year we will also highlight the work of the Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academies of Science, the McNulty Foundation, and the 2019 Equileap Report.  We will also feature presentations by Susan Hockfield, Erin O’Shea, Marge Foti . And more… A centerpiece will be an evening event on November 20th  featuring a Wistar Institute Women in Science reception and speaker. Check back for program updates and hotel block information.

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The Rosalind Franklin Society recognizes and celebrates the contributions of outstanding women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines, promotes broadened opportunities for women in the sciences, and through its many activities motivates new generations of women to this calling.  The Society honors the achievements of Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), a British x-ray crystallographer whose extraordinary work, though largely overlooked and under-appreciated at the time, was crucial to the discovery of DNA’s structure by James Watson and Francis Crick.  The powerful symbolism of her remarkable story drives the Society’s agenda.

The Rosalind Franklin Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3).