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Research Councils and PraxisUnico have announced the shortlist for the 2015 Impact Awards for Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) professionals. The Impact Awards reward and recognise knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research.

Professor Jackie Hunter, BBSRC’s Chief Executive, has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 AstraZeneca Prize for Women in Pharmacology from the British Pharmacological Society. Professor Hunter will receive her award officially in December at the society’s annual dinner and prize-giving.

Two former BBSRC Council member and BBSRC grant holders are among those recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2015. The Queen's Birthday Honours recognise individuals for their service to the United Kingdom.