The 2017 BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists revealed
The shortlisted finalists for the 2017 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced (see box below for full list).
Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2017 at East Wintergarden in London on 24 May 2017.
Now in its ninth 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, social, international and early career impact categories.
Learn more about Innovator of the Year and see previous awards.
Innovator of the Year 2017 finalists
|Principal investigator||Research organisation||Title of innovation||Award category|
|Achillefs Kapanidis & Bo Jing||University of Oxford||Development of the Nanoimager, a compact microscope for super-resolution microscopy and single-molecule imaging||Commercial Impact|
|Shelby Temple||University of Bristol||Novel device for rapidly assessing an aspect of eye health and help reduce blindness globally||Commercial Impact|
|Luet Wong||University of Oxford||Biocatalytic oxidation routes to fine chemicals||Commercial Impact|
|Laura Green||The University of Warwick||Halving the level of lameness in sheep flocks: from 10% to 5% in ten years||Social Impact|
|Juliet Osborne||University of Exeter||BEEHAVE: a tool to build pollinator resilience through informed land management and beekeeping practices||Social Impact|
|Cristobal Uauy||John Innes Centre||Genomics-enabled technologies to accelerate plant breeding||Social Impact|
|Sarah Cleaveland||University of Glasgow||One Health Research for Improved Livelihoods and Health in East Africa||International Impact|
|Ian Graham||University of York||Molecular Breeding of Medicinal Crops: Science with Impact for the Pharmaceutical Industry and Society||International Impact|
|Joanne Santini||University College London||Low-cost arsenic sensors for contaminated drinking water||International Impact|
|Tom Ashton & Ian Johnston||Xelect Ltd, University of St Andrews||Xelect Ltd. A global brand in aquaculture genetics.||Early Career Impact|
|James Field||Imperial College London||Blending AI with multiplexed gene synthesis for the rapid evolution of novel biological products||Early Career Impact|
|Nishal Govindji-Bhatt||The University of Manchester||Development of point-of-care diagnostics for improved patient care and reduction of antibiotic resistance||Early Career Impact|
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