The 2019 BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists revealed
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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