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We are pleased to congratulate our President, Rita R. Colwell, PhD for being awarded the 2017 International Prize for Biology! On December 4th, a ceremony was held in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan at The Japan Academy of Tokyo. Click here to read more. 

Congratulations to Vonnie Estes, the third recipient of the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award! To read the full interview published in the August 2017 issue of Industrial Biotechnology, click here to read more. 

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).

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