U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research

BER Research Highlights


Jill Banfield to Receive Franklin Medal and L'Oréal-UNESCO Award
Published: November 15, 2010
Posted: November 23, 2010

DOE-funded scientist Jillian F. Banfield, a University of California, Berkeley, biogeochemist and geomicrobiologist, will receive two prestigious awards - the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science and the L'Oréal-UNESCO 'For Women in Science' award – for her groundbreaking work on how microbes alter rocks and interact with the natural world. She has used cutting-edge techniques to sequence the genomes of the different species of bacteria and to catalogue the proteins they produce, fully characterizing this unique microbial ecosystem. Banfield has been at UC Berkeley since 2001, where she is a professor of earth and planetary science, of environmental science, policy and management, and of materials science and engineering, and a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She is one of seven recipients of the 2011 Franklin Medal, presented every year to "preeminent trailblazers in science, business and technology." Banfield is one of five recipients of the 2011 For Women in Science awards from the L'Oréal Foundation and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The awards ceremony will take place on March 3, 2011, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Each laureate will receive $100,000 in recognition of her contributions to science.

Reference: News Article

Contact: Dan Drell, SC-23.2, (301) 903-4742
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Subsurface Biogeochemical Research
  • Research Area: Genomic Analysis and Systems Biology
  • Research Area: Microbes and Communities
  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER

 

BER supports basic research and scientific user facilities to advance DOE missions in energy and environment. More about BER

Recent Highlights

May 10, 2019
Quantifying Decision Uncertainty in Water Management via a Coupled Agent-Based Model
Considering risk perception can improve the representation of human decision-making processes in age [more...]

May 09, 2019
Projecting Global Urban Area Growth Through 2100 Based on Historical Time Series Data and Future Scenarios
Study provides country-specific urban area growth models and the first dataset on country-level urba [more...]

May 05, 2019
Calibrating Building Energy Demand Models to Refine Long-Term Energy Planning
A new, flexible calibration approach improved model accuracy in capturing year-to-year changes in bu [more...]

May 03, 2019
Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis of Demeter for Better Downscaling of Global Land Use and Land Cover Projections
Researchers improved the Demeter model’s performance by calibrating key parameters and establi [more...]

Apr 22, 2019
Representation of U.S. Warm Temperature Extremes in Global Climate Model Ensembles
Representation of warm temperature events varies considerably among global climate models, which has [more...]

List all highlights (possible long download time)