--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO):
What: Dr. Debbie Yaver, Director of Expression Technology, Genomics and Bioinformatics at Novozymes, whose vision and leadership in genetic engineering has impacted the field of advanced biofuels, will deliver remarks and will be presented the inaugural Rosalind Franklin Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and The Rosalind Franklin Society (RFS) at the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy in San Diego on Tuesday, December 9. The newly established award will be presented annually to honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. Karla Shepard Rubinger, Executive Director of RFS, will make introductory remarks at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit, prior to the award presentation.
“Countless women scientists like Debbie Yaver are doing ground-breaking work that improves our world. The Rosalind Franklin Society exists to acknowledge the unnoticed contributions of past generations of women scientists and to ensure that today’s innovations receive the recognition they so greatly deserve, and in so doing, will inspire young girls to pursue their calling for careers in science,” said Karla Shepard Rubinger, Executive Director, Rosalind Franklin Society.
|Tuesday, December 9|
|11:30am PST – 1:45am PST|
Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental at BIO, along with Karla Shepard Rubinger, Executive Director, and The Rosalind Society will honor Dr. Debbie Yaver with the 2014 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award.
|Westin San Diego Gaslamp Hotel|
|910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, CA 92101|
Background: A special selection committee of eminent scientists and leaders in the field chose Dr. Debbie Yaver for her commitment to the advancement of the field of industrial biotechnology. Originally from Stockton, California, Dr. Yaver received both her Bachelor of Arts in Bacteriology and her Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis. For over 22 years, Dr. Yaver has made extraordinary scientific contributions to Novozymes’ fundamental knowledge and expertise in gene expression technology in bacterial and fungal systems. In particular, Dr. Yaver’s vision and leadership in genetic engineering of industrial filamentous fungi has positioned Novozymes as the world leader in enzymes for advanced biofuels. Dr. Yaver is an author on many scientific publications in top-line peer-reviewed journals. Her vision and passion for industrial biotechnology is reflected by the fact that she is an inventor on nearly 40 issued patents.
All programs at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials.
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.
About Rosalind Franklin Society
The Rosalind Franklin Society is an honorific, interdisciplinary, and international society which recognizes, fosters, and advances the important contributions of women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines. In so doing, the Society honors the under-recognized achievements of the late Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), a British x-ray crystallographer whose work producing x-ray images of DNA was crucial in the discovery of its structure by James Watson and Francis Crick. Franklin symbolizes progress for women in science but her accomplishments were not recognized during her lifetime, awarded posthumously, nor are they completely acknowledged today. To celebrate the life, work, and symbolic power of this remarkable heroine in science, the Society recognizes the work of outstanding women scientists, fosters greater opportunities for women in the sciences, and motivates and educates by examples young generations of women who have this calling. For information visit: www.rosalindfranklinsociety.org
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December 7-9, 2014
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