Women and Science: Women at the Frontier of Biotech
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.
Susan Pond AM, FTSE FAHMS FRSN
Susan Pond has a deep scientific and commercial background in biotechnology through her executive and non-executive roles during the last 20 years and current appointments. Susan has a first-class honours degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New South Wales. She held professorial appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Queensland before joining industry. She was recognized as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac Top 100 Women of Influence in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of NSW.
Details and Cost
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Thursday, 17 October 2019
6.00pm – Registration/Drinks
6:30-7:30pm – Talk
Light refreshments will be served before the lecture
$15 – SMSA Members
$15 – Royal Society Members and Fellows
$20 – Guests and General Entry
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