HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
National awards for 2 University of York scientists

Two University of York academics, Professor Ottoline Leyser and Professor John Goodby, have received national awards for their contributions to science.

Professor Ottoline Leyser of the Universitys Department of Biology has received a Rosalind Franklin Award from the Royal Society for an outstanding contribution to natural science engineering or technology.

Professor Leyser and her team are investigating the hormonal control of shoot branching in Arabidopsis, to understand better how plant hormones integrate environmental, developmental, and genetic factors to regulate development. She has been researching the plant hormone auxin for 15 years, and has been a member of the Department of Biology at York since 1994.

Part of the 30,000 award, must be spent on promoting women in science. Professor Leysers nomination stated that many women are deferred from pursing a career in science because they believe it is impossible to balance it with having children. To dispel this myth, she will assemble a collection of time lines, mapping the career paths and family lives of successful women scientists who have children, illustrating the possibility of combining career and family.

Professor Leyser said, I am very excited to have received this award. Rosalind Franklin was a pioneer for women in science, and I am deeply honoured to have won this award that carries her name. Things are so much easier now for women than during the time that she was working, there is really no reason why the proportion of women pursuing research careers in science should not be 50 per cent.

Professor John Goodby

Professor John Goodby of the Universitys Department of Chemistry has received an Interdisciplinary Science Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for his contribution to the understanding of the properties of liquid crystals.

Professor Goodbys award is one of only two given by the Society this year, and
'"/>

Contact: Nicola Coates
njc7@york.ac.uk
01-904-432-029
University of York
22-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Story tips from the US Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2007
2. National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
3. Smithsonians National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species
4. Bumblebees make bee line for gardens, National Bumblebee Nest Survey finds
5. Elsevier partners with National Natural Science Foundation of China
6. President Bush announces 2005 and 2006 Laureates of National Medals of Science and Technology
7. Fedoroff, of Penn State, to receive National Medal of Science
8. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9. Los Alamos National Laboratory making progress in Groundwater Protection Program
10. Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network
11. Computer science professor awarded $400,000 from National Science Foundation

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2017)... ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. , March 27, 2017 ... by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) ... Analytics Outpatient EMR Adoption Model sm . In ... top 12% of U.S. hospitals using an electronic ... recognized CHS for its high level of EMR ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 The report "Gesture Recognition and Touchless Sensing ... Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected ... 29.63% between 2017 and 2022. Continue Reading ... ... ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 21, 2017 Optimove , ... by retailers such as 1-800-Flowers and AdoreMe, today ... Recommendations and Replenishment. Using Optimove,s machine learning algorithms, ... product and replenishment recommendations to their customers based ... predictions of customer intent drawn from a complex ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... Kenall, ... modular downlights designed to stay tightly sealed and perform efficiently for years. The ... wet location listings just aren't enough, such as: hospitals; behavioral health facilities; cleanrooms; ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) , ... August 14, 2017 ... ... modules that provide essential device-to-computer interconnect using USB or PCI Express, announced the ... hardware. , SYZYGY is intended to satisfy the need for a compact, low ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... Wauwatosa, WI (PRWEB) , ... August 11, 2017 ... ... transparency in food production, and, in particular, more natural alternatives to synthetic ingredients,” ... and innovation of Third Wave, with the established manufacturing presence and know-how of ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... ... August 09, 2017 , ... Okyanos Center for Regenerative Medicine ... the Pelican Bay Hotel in Freeport, Grand Bahama on September 27, 2017. This daytime ... , With oversight from the Ministry of Health’s National Stem Cell Ethics Committee (NSCEC) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: