Shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition announced

Shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition announced
The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced (see box below for full list).
LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid in London on 16 May 2018.
Now celebrating its tenth 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 2018 finalists

Principal investigator
Research organisation
Title of innovation
Award category

Professor Tony Moore
University of Sussex
Global food security: the development of novel AOX fungicides to combat increasing fungal resistance.

Dr Neil Gibbs
Curapel/The University of Manchester
Curapel – taking safe and natural technologies to the skin healthcare market.

Professor Trevor Dale/Dr Marianne Ellis
Cardiff University
Organoids Expanded.

Dr Marko Hyvonen
University of Cambridge
Production of optimised growth factors to facilitate stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

Dr Philippa Borrill
John Innes Centre
Accelerating impact of genomic resources in wheat breeding.
Early Career

Siobhan Gardiner
Cranfield University
Building resilience in the vanilla supply chain: protecting smallholder livelihoods and the world’s favourite flavour.
Early Career

Mr Ben Dolman & Dr James Winterburn
The University of Manchester
Dramatic improvement in fermentation economics using integrated gravity separation technique.
Early Career

Professor Joanne Webster
Royal Veterinary College
Zoonotic disease research to improve human and animal health in West Africa.

Professor Venugopal Nair
The Pirbright Institute
International impact on improved control of poultry diseases for poverty alleviation and global food security.

Professor Martin Broadley & Dr E.Louise Ander
The University of Nottingham
GeoNutrition: spatial aspects of hidden hunger.

Professor Dave Goulson
University of Sussex
Reducing threats to wild bumblebees via public and policy engagement.

Professor Rob Honey & Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
Cardiff University
Behavioural neuroscience underpins new guidance for firefighters and the emergency services.

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