Labs, Leaders, Critical Connections
January 25-27, 2022

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The perseverance of women in science has been on full display this past year: they have made seminal scientific discoveries, taken up new leadership positions, started companies, and led the charge in the fight against COVID-19.

The Rosalind Franklin Society, celebrates these accomplishments, and many more, by recognizing, fostering, and advancing critical contributions from women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines in the annual virtual conference Labs, Leaders, Critical Connections.

From groundbreaking research to prestigious awards and recognition, this free virtual event provides you with incredible access to emerging stars as well as those who continue to lead the way.

This free event will take place online over three half-days: January 25th, 26th and 27th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm ET.

Rosalind Franklin Society
proudly announces

The RFS / MAL Award in Science

At a time of burgeoning breakthroughs and accomplishments in science, the Rosalind Society, in partnership with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is launching a prestigious annual award for the best paper by a woman in science or under represented minority in each of the publisher’s 100 peer-reviewed journals. The Award will be known as the RFS/MAL Award in Science. We believe this is an important way to highlight the important contributions of these scientists and provide role models and mentors for younger scientists following in their footsteps.

The Award is being launched this fall in all of the Liebert journals in science, medicine, and biotechnology. Each winner will receive $1,000 and a personalized plaque. All Award winners will be announced in July 2022 in honor of Rosalind Franklin’s birthday, and we will publish an anthology of their abstracts. In addition, they will be featured in interviews, speaking opportunities, and press releases. We will of course work in partnership with related professional societies and other partners to showcase these leading scientists each year.

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).