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Women at the Frontier of Biotech

Susan Pond examines the role of women in the Biotech Revolution

Women and Science Lecture #6 with Susan Pond AM, FTSE FAHMS FRSN

Susan Pond outlines how biotechnology is being put to use for the good of humanity and the planet, and examines the role of women in this revolution from the time of Rosalind Franklin’s famous Photo 51 in 1952 through to today.

Franklin’s work was fundamental to the celebrated revelation of the twisted ladder of the DNA double helix by Watson and Crick in 1953. This opened the floodgates to a revolution in biology and to Nobel Prizes being awarded to 13 women since 1964. Susan will also look forward to future applications and review some of the challenges involved in putting nature’s machinery to work.

About the Women and Science series
Presented by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, the Women and Science lecture series will examine the huge changes we have seen in the roles women have played in science, and the view science has held of women.




Thursday 17 October 2019 from 6pm to 7.30pm

6pm - Drinks
6:30pm to 7:30pm - Lecture


SMSA Members: $15.00
Royal Society Members and Fellows: $15.00
Guests and General Entry: $20.00

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