Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture winner 2020
Professor Julia Gog (credit Lionel D’Souza)
The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2020 is awarded to Professor Julia Gog for her achievements in the field of mathematics and her impactful project proposal with its potential for a long-term legacy.
Professor Gog will be awarded a medal and a gift of £1,000 at her lecture to be held at a future date.
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The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is made to an individual for an outstanding contribution to any area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to support the promotion of women in STEM. The award is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind
Franklin, who made critical contributions to the understanding of the
fine molecular structures of DNA. The first award was made in 2003. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal of silver gilt, a grant of £40,000 and a gift of £1,000.
The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the
grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM.
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Professor Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Award in 2019 and presented her lecture Nanomaterials from bench to bedside.
Professor Tamsin Mather was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Award in 2018 and presented her lecture Volcanoes: from fuming vents to extinction events.
Professor Essi Viding was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Award in 2017 and presented her lecture Why do some people become psychopaths?
See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture.