Friday, 26 July 2013

Belated Happy Birthday to Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)

The 25th would have been Dr Franklin's 93rd birthday.

In 1952 while working at King's College in London, Dr Franklin captured images (including Photo 51) of the patterns made by DNA scattering X-Rays...which revealed a helical structure. 

The photo was the basis for James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins chemical model of DNA as double helix structure.

We who follow owe much to her hard work and devotion.