Briefings

RFS Briefings - September 30, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. Of particular note, we congratulate Dr. Emily Leproust, CEO and Co-Founder of Twist Bioscience, who received BIO’s 2020 Rosalind Franklin Award sponsored by the Rosalind Franklin Society on September 22, 2020. 

“Emily Leproust is a driven, authentic and thoughtful leader, disrupting the synthetic biology marketplace; she actively works with industry and government leaders to drive innovation and further the bioeconomy,” commented Stephanie Batchelor, vice president of BIO’s industrial and environmental section, in a recent press release.

Emily Leproust (Photo: Business Wire) 

We also congratulate Dr. Aviv Regev, who was awarded the 2020 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for her incredible achievements in biomedical research.

Aviv Regev. Photo: Casey Atkins, MIT Biology

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 16th. We will be hosting our first Women in Science Webinar with Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. British biologist and author Dr. Matthew Cobb will explore Rosalind Franklin’s contributions to DNA structure and how they have been seen in popular culture. He will equally focus on the other periods in her life, highlighting the insights they provide us into the mind of one of the 20th century’s greatest scientists, one who would have celebrated her hundredth birthday this year. Register today.

 

  

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RFS Briefings - September 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. Of particular note, we congratulate two of this year’s exceptional Vilcek Prize winners: 

 Ruth Lehman, Whitehead Institute and MIT
 Silvi Rouskin,  Whitehead Institute and MIT

We continue to applaud the work of the Vilcek Foundation, a longtime supporter of RFS, and their influential work to support and showcase the contributions of scholars who are immigrants to the United States.  

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(the new!) RFS Briefings - September 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science.  

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(the new!) RFS Briefings - August 19 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. 

In particular, we want to highlight the launch of President Rita Colwell’s new book, “A Lab of One’s Own,” and the exclusive first interview with her upon its release earlier this month. 

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RFS Briefings - August 4, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

I am pleased to include another issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. 

We want to take this opportunity to again mark the centenary birthday of Rosalind Franklin (July 25, 1920-April 16, 1958), the chemist and X-ray crystallographer, whose contribution to the most significant biological discovery of the 20th century – the structure of DNA – was not recognized during her lifetime. We hope you had a chance to read our special issue commemorating the birthday of this remarkable scientist who inspired the Rosalind Franklin Society founded in 2008.

Of note, please see the compelling article about her that goes well beyond her work related to DNA. Read more.

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