2009 Winner - Professor Sunetra Gupta
The winner of the 2009 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award was Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the Department of Zoology from the University of Oxford.
Professor Gupta's project involves creating a book about historically famous female scientists. Professor Gupta delievered her award lecture 'Surviving pandemics: a pathogen's perspective' on 2 November 2009.
2008 Winner - Professor Eleanor Maguire
The winner of the 2008 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award was Professor Eleanor Maguire, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging,
University College London on the basis of her scientific achievements in cognitive neuroscience, her suitability as a role model and her exciting proposals to promote women in STEM.
Professor Maguire's project involves an essay competition about a famous female scientist for students aged 12-14 years old. More information about the essay competition can be found through the following link: Rosalind Franklin Essay Competition 2009
Professor Maguire delivered her associated award lecture "Mapping memory: the brains behind remembering" on Tuesday 25 November 2008 which is now available to view on our video microsite tv.royalsociety.org.
2007 Winner - Professor Ottoline Leyser FRS
The winner of the 2007 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award is Professor Ottoline Leyser FRS from the Department of Biology at the University of York for her groundbreaking work on plant hormones and how they control plant development. Professor Leyser plays a very active role in promoting women in science and has proposed a highly imaginative project that will illustrate how successful women can manage both science and family.
Professor Leyser's project was to publish a book of the time lines of 64 female scientists entitled 'Mothers in Science: 64 ways to have it all'.
Professor Leyser delivered her associated award lecture "Thinking like a vegetable: how plants decide what to do" on Wednesday 24 October 2007 which is now available to view on our video microsite tv.royalsociety.org.
2006 Winner - Professor Andrea Brand
The winner of the 2006 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award was Professor Andrea Brand from the University of Cambridge, for her groundbreaking contributions to the fields of gene regulation, developmental biology, cell biology and neurobiology. With her award Professor Brand organised two lecture series featuring prominent female researchers working in cell and developmental biology, one aimed at school pupils and the other at undergraduates and postgraduates to raise the profile of women in science.
As part of the Award, Professor Brand gave a public lecture at the Royal Society entitled Constructing a nervous system: stem cells to synapses.
2005 Winner - Professor Christine Davies
The winner of the 2005 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award was Professor Christine Davies, a world-class theoretical particle physicist from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow. Professor Davies used her Award to raise the profile of internationally renowned female particle physicists by arranging three lecture tours around the UK.
As part of the Award, Professor Davies gave a public lecture at the Royal Society entitled The quandary of the quark.
2004 Winner - Professor Carol Robinson FRS
The 2004 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award winner was Professor Carol Robinson FRS, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. Professor Robinson's research has contributed significantly to biological mass spectrometry. Professor Robinson used her award to organise an away day for final year female PhD students to network and discuss their research and future career paths.
As part of the Award, Professor Robinson gave a public lecture at the Royal Society entitled Finding the right balance.
2003 Winner - Professor Susan Gibson
In 2003, the inaugural Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award was awarded to Professor Susan Gibson (right with Patricia Hewitt), then at the Department of Chemistry, Kings College London. The Society received 68 nominations for the inaugural Award, and 67 of these were for women.
As well as delivering a lecture 'Make me a molecule' at the Royal Society in 2003, with her Award Professor Gibson set up a series of lectureships, bringing successful women synthetic chemists from around the world to the UK.