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

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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.


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