Rosalind Franklin Award

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The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award was established in 2003 and is awarded annually by the Royal Society to a woman for an outstanding work in any field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM fields). It is funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) as part of its efforts to promote women in the STEM fields. The award consists of a medal and a grant of £30,000, and the recipient is called upon to deliver a lecture as part of the Society's public lecture series. [1]

List of winners[edit]

  • 2014 Rachel McKendry for her scientific achievement, her suitability as a role model and her project proposal to promote women in STEM.
  • 2013 Sarah-Jayne Blakemore for her scientific achievements and her proposal to promote women in STEM
  • 2012 Polly Arnold on Extracting value from waste through a little chemistry with U
  • 2011 Francesca Happé on When will we understand Autism Spectrum Disorders?
  • 2010 Katherine Blundell on Black holes and spin offs
  • 2009 Sunetra Gupta on Surviving pandemics: a pathogen's perspective
  • 2008 Eleanor Maguire on Mapping memory: the brains behind remembering
  • 2007 Ottoline Leyser on Thinking like a vegetable: how plants decide what to do
  • 2006 Andrea Brand on Constructing a nervous system: stem cells to synapses
  • 2005 Christine Davies on The quandary of the quark.
  • 2004 Carol Robinson on Finding the right balance.
  • 2003 Susan Gibson on Make me a molecule