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2017 Awards

2017 Rosalind Franklin Award

Each year this award is given to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation.  

Anna Rath, President & CEO, Nexsteppe, Inc.2016 Rosalind Franklin Award Recipients:
Anna Rath, President & CEO, Nexsteppe, Inc.

Past Franklin Award Recipients:
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
Dr. Debbie Yaver, Director of Expression Technology, Genomics and Bioinformatics

 

 

 

2017 George Washington Carver Award

This award was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals in the field of industrial biotechnology and its application in biological engineering, environmental science, biorefining, and biobased products. 

 Dr. J. Craig Venter, Co-Founder of Synthetic Genomics and Executive Chairman of Human Longevity2016 George Washington Carver Award Recipient:
Dr. J. Craig Venter, Co-Founder of Synthetic Genomics and Executive Chairman of Human Longevity

Past Carver Award Recipients
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO & Co-Founder, Solazyme
Ellen Kullman, CEO & Chair of the Board, DuPont - View her acceptance speech here
Dr. Jay Keasling, Hubbard Howe Jr.Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley 
Steen Riisgaard, President and CEO of Novozymes
Feike Sijbesma, CEO, DSM
Dr. Greg Stephanopoulos,  Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Charles O. Holliday, Jr.,  CEO & Chair of the Board, DuPont
Patrick Gruber, CEO, Gevo, Inc