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Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598X
Women in science this quarter | 20
France Córdova, director of the US National Science Foundation, rounds up science highlights
from 2016 in her monthly Director's Notes.
Her picks for importance include: detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two Black
Holes; the 60th anniversary of the US having a science base at the South Pole, and
construction in Chile of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
The Royal Institution (If you live in the UK, these are the folks who put on the splendiferous
annual Christmas Lectures) thank Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for work over 64 years
as their Patron.
11th January 2017:
Keen watchers of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) learn that
emeritus professor of biology, Margaret Werner-Washburne, is to receive a life-time achieve
ment award for mentoring, and increasing the number of hispanic and native American
doctorates in biology.
20th January 2017:
Dr Sarah Teichmann (41), head of cellular genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in
Cambridge, wins a €20,000 Helmholtz international Fellowship Award for her research. She
works with single cells on the global regulation of gene expression, and on the development of
single cells and cell types. See Zika feature on p17 of this issue for the story of work -- not
related to Dr Teichmann's - which demonstrates the importance of understanding single cells,
cell types and their development.
Of 1614 current Fellows of the Royal Society, 130 are women.
For other statistics visit:
In 2016, fifteen women were elected FRS or ForMemRS (Foreign member) compared with
22nd February 2017:
The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) today
announces Nathalie Moll will become the organisation's new director general in April 2017.
EFPIA represents the pharmaceutic industry in Europe, which is working on human medicine.
Ms Moll is currently secretary general of the European Association of Bioindustries.
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