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The 2019 BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists revealed

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The shortlisted finalists for the 2019 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced.

The 12 finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2019 at the Science Museum in London on 15 May 2019.

Now celebrating its eleventh year, the Innovator of the Year competition recognises the important impact bioscience research and innovation has on lives, society and the economy. It celebrates the individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research to significantly address real world challenges across the commercial, early career, social and international impact categories.

Learn more about Innovator of the Year and see previous awards.

Innovator of the Year 2019 finalists

Principal investigator Research organisation Title of innovation Award category
Professor Achillefs Kapanidis University of Oxford Nanoimager: desktop single -molecule imaging for the biomedical researcher Commercial
Professor Sandra Esteves University of South Wales High Rate Gas Transfer Reactor for Enhanced Bioconversion of Gases for Renewable Energy Storage Commercial
Dr Caroline Barelle Elasmogen Ltd An award winning biotech company delivering innovative new medicines Commercial
Professor Tuomas Knowles University of Cambridge Translational research in protein biophysics Commercial
Dr Oscar E. Gonzalez-Navarro Quadram Institute Bioscience Open source low-cost benchtop growth cabinet for speed breeding Early Career
Dr Christine Tait-Burkard The University of Edinburgh Genome edited pigs are resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus Early Career
Dr George Frodsham MediSieve Limited Magnetic Blood Filtration for the Treatment of Blood Borne Diseases Early Career
Dr Diane Saunders John Innes Centre Mobile And Real-time PLant disEase (MARPLE) diagnostics International
Dr Amin Asfor The Pirbright Institute A universal test to ensure production of effective foot-and-mouth disease vaccines International
Professor Andy Jones University of Liverpool The Proteomics Standards Initiative - global, open access to data through innovation in standards, software and databases International
Professor Alan Radford University of Liverpool The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network - big data to improve animal and human health Social
Dr Andrew Broadbent The Pirbright Institute Addressing 3Rs requirements by increasing the life of infected chicken immune cells in vitro Social


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