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18th March 2015

Professor Dame Carol Robinson wins L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Royal Society Research Professor and Dr Lee’s Professor of Chemistry, has won one of five highly prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.

This year’s five Laureates of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards are being honoured for their ground-breaking discoveries in the physical sciences.

Professor Dame Carol Robinson is honoured for creating a revolutionary method for studying how proteins function, particularly membrane proteins, and establishing a whole new scientific field: gas phase structural biology. The judges praised her work, saying “Her pioneering work could have a significant impact on medical research.”

On learning she would receive the award Professor Robinson said, “I’m delighted to win this award which, of course, is for my research group and all the people who have worked for me. It is fantastic for them and I hope they feel equally proud.”

Professor Robinson will receive her award at a ceremony at the Sorbonne in Paris on 18 March. You can read more about the award here.

Professor Robinson’s achievements, and her work to dispel the notion that science should be the domain of men, was covered extensively in the Independent recently. Click here to read the article.

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