The Rosalind Franklin award will recognise a woman making an outstanding contribution in the field of industrial biotechnology (IB).

Named after the woman who was ‘instrumental in the discovery and our greater understanding of the molecular structure of DNA’, it forms part of the annual Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) led event, the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which Innovators Magazine is a media partner with.

“Nominees should be visionaries, exhibit leadership qualities, and have pioneered efforts in industrial biotechnology and agriculture and related fields and applicants should demonstrate significant innovative contributions in a field integral to the advancement of a biobased economy.  Women in both business and academia are eligible to receive this award. Disciplines that may be considered include business, biological engineering, bioinformatics, biochemistry, enzyme development, biobased products, economics and education. Nomination forms should highlight contributions to the important goal of using industrial biotechnology and agriculture innovation to develop sustainable bio-based value-chains,” …

The deadline for nominations is midnight EST on 28 March, with the  BIO World Congress taking place from 16 to 19 July in Philadelphia. Email connect@innovatorsmag.com to find out about the advertising options for the special IB edition we’ll distribute at the Congress.