Navigation Links
2011 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award honors Carol V. Robinson
Date:2/17/2011

Heidelberg, 17 February 2011 The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Carol V. Robinson, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK, as the winner of the 2011 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award. Professor Robinson has been recognized for her pioneering work in the development of mass spectrometry as a tool used for investigating the structure and dynamics of protein complexes.

The FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award rewards the exceptional achievements of a female researcher in molecular biology over the previous five years. Winners of the award are role models who inspire future generations of women in science.

"Carol V. Robinson has pioneered, in an almost single-handed manner, the use of electrospray mass spectrometry for structural studies of large multimeric protein assemblies. She had the courage to do what experts regarded as not feasible and has succeeded in the face of strong skepticism," stated her collaborator Wolfgang Baumeister from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany, in his nomination of Carol Robinson for the award.

"I am truly delighted that the work of my research group has been honoured in this way," said Carol Robinson upon hearing of the award. "Women from many continents and countries are employed in my group. They have enriched my research bringing different talents and skills."

Robinson's research has opened up a new area of mass spectrometry. Her group was one of the first to use electrospray mass spectrometry to study large protein complexes. In collaboration with Micromass UK, she designed an instrument specifically adapted for the detection of high-mass complexes. This instrument has since gone into production in Canada and the UK and has now been installed in many laboratories around the world. More recently, her research has focused on combining mass spectrometry with cryoelectron microscopy.

The 2011 winner is distinguished not only for her scientific contributions, but also for her support and mentoring of women pursuing careers in science. As a group leader, Carol understands the importance of a flexible workplace for the scientists in her lab who are parents.

Her own career path was marked by her early start as a laboratory technician for seven years before obtaining a PhD. She then took an eight-year break to raise her three children. She returned to the lab as a post doctoral researcher, built her research group, and became the first female professor of chemistry at Cambridge University in 2001. Three years later, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded the Royal Society's Rosalind Franklin Award that promotes women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The 2011 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award of 10,000 euros will be presented to Carol V. Robinson on 28 June at the 36th FEBS Congress in Torino, Italy, where she will present a special lecture.


'/>"/>

Contact: Suzanne Beveridge
suzanne.beveridge@embo.org
49-622-188-91108
European Molecular Biology Organization
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. 2010 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science award honors Ingrid Grummt
2. Women do not recover their muscle strength as fast as men
3. Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital expand national childrens study to Bristol County
4. Vitamin K does not stem BMD decline in postmenopausal women with osteopenia
5. Study: Elderly Women can increase strength but still risk falls
6. Pregnant women consuming flaxseed oil have high risk of premature birth
7. 17th Annual Congress on Womens Health convenes
8. Pregnant women with asthma can be more confident about some medicines
9. Men are red, women are green, Brown researcher finds
10. Statin warning for pregnant women
11. Long-term use of diabetes drugs by women significantly increases risk of fractures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2016)... LONDON , April 26, 2016 ... a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... to integrate the Onegini mobile security platform with ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) The integration will ... to access and transact across channels. Using this ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... April 15, 2016 Research ... Gait Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to their offering.  ... ) , ,The global gait biometrics market is ... during the period 2016-2020. Gait analysis ... can be used to compute factors that are ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... 31, 2016  Genomics firm Nabsys has completed a ... Barrett Bready , M.D., who returned to the company ... technical leadership team, including Chief Technology Officer, John ... Steve Nurnberg and Vice President of Software and Informatics, ... Dr. Bready served as CEO of Nabsys ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)...  Liquid Biotech USA , ... Sponsored Research Agreement with The University of Pennsylvania ... cancer patients.  The funding will be used to ... clinical outcomes in cancer patients undergoing a variety ... employed to support the design of a therapeutic, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Regular discussions on a range of subjects including policies, ... entities said Poloz. Speaking at a lecture to ... he pointed to the country,s inflation target, which is set ... "In certain areas there needs ... economic goals, why not sit down and address strategy together?" ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers and fluorometers use the z-dimension ... are higher end machines that use the more unconventional z-dimension of 20mm. Z-dimension ... bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has developed several Agilent flow cell ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... WA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... announces the release of its second eBook, “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention ... recruitment and retention in this eBook by providing practical tips, tools, and strategies ...
Breaking Biology Technology: