Prof. Frances Separovic is a 'Distinguised Woman in Chemistry'
>>> Posted by Admin - 08/03/2017
Former ASB president Prof. Frances Separovic has been named one of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. She is one of 12 awardees that have been selected by IUPAC "based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences".
Prof. Separovic is Professor of Chemistry at University of Melbourne and her research is focused on membrane biophysics and the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study the molecular interactions of peptides and proteins with biological membranes. Frances is a very active member of the biophysics community and is currently the Secretary of the Biophysical Society, former President of Australian & New Zealand Magnetic Society for Resonance (ANZMAG), and a former member of IUPAB Council.
Frances has been a long-standing member of the ASB and a strong advocate for gender equity and 'Women in STEMM' . So it is only fitting that this award was announced on International Women's day and during Biophysics week. The ASB congratulates Frances on this well-deserved recognition.