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Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and Professor Rob Honey from Cardiff University have been named as BBSRC’s Innovator of the year 2018 - awards that celebrate excellent research which has demonstrated impact.

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On the eve of BBSRC’s tenth annual Innovator of the Year awards we’re delighted to hear that Eileen Ingham and John Fisher from the University of Leeds have been shortlisted for the 2018 European Inventor of the Year award for inventing a technique to wash cells and DNA out of tissue, so it is not rejected when transplanted into human bodies.The pair were finalists in BBSRC’s Innovator of the Year awards in 2009. 

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Excitement is building ahead of the 2018 Innovator of the Year awards that take place in London on Wednesday 16 May. Twelve finalists will compete to be named BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid in London. The Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation, Sir Mark Walport will meet the finalists ahead of the presentation of awards.