On Wednesday 20 May, the Rosalind Franklin symposium was held in the Academy Building. Nineteen new top female academics were installed as Rosalind Franklin Fellows. HRH Princess Máxima and Minister Ronald Plasterk of Education, Culture and Science attended this symposium as honorary guests.
Speeches were made by two of the Fellows, and by Ms Jennifer Glynn, Rosalind Franklin’s sister, Ms Brenda Maddox, author of a biography of Dr Franklin, and Minister Plasterk.
3.30 Arrival of HRH Princess Máxima3.35 - 3.40 Welcoming speech by Rector Magnificus Prof. F. Zwarts3.40 – 4 Lecture by Brenda Maddox (author of The Dark Lady of DNA) 4 – 4.05 Introduction of the Rosalind Franklin Fellows by Prof. S. Daan (chair of the Rosalind Franklin Committee)4.05 – 4.20 Presentations by Dr Elisabetta Pallante and Dr Monika S. Schmid (two Rosalind Franklin Fellows)4.20 - 4.30 Official installation of the Rosalind Franklin Fellows and the awarding of Rosalind Franklin medals by Ms Jennifer Glynn (sister of Rosalind Franklin)4.30 – 4.35 Speech by Dr R. Plasterk (Minister of Education, Culture and Science)4.35 – 4.40 Word of thanks by Prof. S. Poppema (President of the Board of the University)
List of names
The 19 new Fellows
Dr Bregje Wertheim, Biochemistry (Genomics)Dr. Mirjam Duer, MathematicsDr Anke Terwisscha Van Scheltinga, BiochemistryDr Tamalika Banerjee, Physics (Spintronics)Dr Sonja Smets, Logic Dr Sabrina Corbellini, Dutch LiteratureDr Monika Baár, History (Euroculture, Slavonic Languages & Cultures)Dr Carolina Armenteros, History (Western Europe)Dr Dineke Verbeek, Neurosciences/Cell biologyDr Ingrid Nijholt, NeurobiologyDr Barbara M. Bakker, BiochemistryDr Nicoletta Kahya, Cell biology, BiophysicsDr Deniz Baskent, Biomedical Sciences (Auditory Perception and Speech Recognition)Dr Van Leeuwen, Surgical OncologyDr Candice Morey, Cognitive NeurosciencesDr Spikman, Clinical NeuropsychologyDr Laura Tolos, Theoretical PhysicsDr Mifsud Bonnici, Law (Data Protection Legislation)Dr Avril McDonald, Law (International Human Rights)
Fellows appointed in previous rounds
Dr Charlotte Hemelrijk, Theoretical BiologyDr Beatriz Noheda, Physics (Nano Materials)Dr Elisabetta Pallante, Particle PhysicsDr Martha Merrow, Genetics of ChronobiologyDr B. Irene Tieleman, Evolutionary BiologyDr R. Croce, BiochemistryDr M.A. Loi, Physics (Nano aterials)Dr Eriko Takano, Microbial physiologyDr M. Schmidt, Molecular PharmacologyDr E.A.A. Nollen, Molecular GeneticsDr Ute Bültmann, EpidemiologyDr Jette E. Bijlsma, Medical MicrobiologyDr Marianne G. Rots, Molecular GeneticsDr L. Spierdijk, EconometricsDr Floor Rink, Organizational PsychologyDr Alicia C. Montoya, French LiteratureDr Monika S. Schmid, Linguistics Dr Marie C. Opdenakkerm, Theory of EducationDr Melinda Mills, SociologyProf. Alexandra Lenz, German Linguistics
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