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Leading UK scientists and academics will present their latest research findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 15-19 February 2018 in Austin, Texas, highlighting some of the UK's most recent scientific breakthroughs and demonstrating the UK is one of the best places in the world to do research, innovate and grow business. An exciting program of UK science and research will be exhibited during the annual meeting, delegates can meet mini supercomputer Wee Archie, use Proteus to diagnose lung disease and treatment and take a digital tour to see the UK's historic Hillforts, archaeological sites scattered across Britain and Ireland, plus lots more.

James Field, winner of BBSRC Early Career Innovator of the Year 2017, has recently secured $3.66 million in investment for his company LabGenius and features in American magazine Forbes’ list of the 600 most influential people in the world under age 30. Field and a group of fellow Imperial College London PhD students created LabGenius in 2012 to commercialise their ground-breaking new technology: the ability to produce trillions of variations of gene sequences, which can be used to engineer high-value proteins.

BBSRC congratulates members of the bioscience community, including BBSRC researchers and panel members, who are recognised in the New Year's Honours list 2018. The New Year's Honours recognise individuals for their service to the United Kingdom.