Dr Rebecca Thompson among Women of Achievement award-winners at University of Leeds

Deputy Chair of RMS EM Section receives accolade for outstanding contribution in her field

Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Thompson, who has been named among the recipients of the University of Leeds Women of Achievement Awards 2021.

Rebecca is Facility Manager and senior cryo-electron microscopy (EM) support scientist at the University’s Astbury Biostructure Laboratory.

She was among more than 20 academic and support staff to receive the accolade, which acknowledges and celebrates women who share a common commitment to excellence and have performed outstandingly in their fields.

The awards, which were announced during a special online ceremony, cover research, student education or student experience, scholarship, international strategies, leadership of key University initiatives, or supporting administrative and technical activities.

In addition to her role as Deputy Chair of the RMS EM Committee, Rebecca is a member of the Early Career Committee and an organiser of the Society’s annual EM Summer School. She was also a member of the infocus Editorial Board from 2018-20.

Rebecca’s research interests include imaging a broad range of biological specimens, from whole cells to macromolecular complexes, to high resolution using cryo-EM, and integrating data from EM with other microscopy techniques.


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