Award Name : LOreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Biology
Location : Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jill Farrant, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is a leading expert on resurrection plants, which 'come back to life' from a desiccated, seemingly dead state when they are rehydrated.She won L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate in 2012 for the elucidation of mechanisms by which plants overcome drought conditions.