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The medal will be presented to the plant geneticist by Queen Elizabeth.
Today, five outstanding female researchers will be honoured for their contribution to advancements in the life sciences. Among them: AcademiaNet member Prof Dame Caroline Dean.
AcademiaNet scientists were invited to attend the event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to discuss gender balance in science as well as the impact of Brexit on British research.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a congenital disease causing muscle degeneration and eventual death in adolescence. Now an international research team developed an active substance to combat this disease and tested it successfully.