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European Life Science Awards Nominees Announced

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012
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The awards ceremony celebrates the very best of the industry’s achievements and precedes the Second European Lab Automation (ELA) conference and exhibition taking place from 30th- 31st May at the Congress Centre Hamburg.


Select Biosciences is pleased to announce the nominees for the second annual European Life Science Awards.

Nominated by their peers for awards in one of seven scientific and commercial categories, the finalists are as follows:

Research Group of the Year Sponsored by the Society of Biology

  • Prof. Francesca Cutruzzolà, Sapienza University of Rome. Studying the structure and function of proteins by protein engineering, kinetics and crystallography
  • Dr Mark Saville, University of Dundee. Studying the regulation of the p53 pathway by ubiquitination and deubiquitination, in addition tothe role of ubiquitin-like molecules in the p53 pathway
  • Dr Andrew Marks, Columbia University Medical Centre. Studying the structure and function relationships of ion channel macromolecular complexes

Most Innovative New Product

  • Synthetic Trachea (UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science)
  • picoSpin-45 NMR spectrometer (picoSpin)

Best New Company

  • InSphero AG
  • Horizon Discovery
  • Sony DADC Biosciences

Investigator of the Year

  • Prof. Seamus J. Martin, Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof. Pier G. Righetti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Prof. Barry V.L. Potter, University of Bath

Most Effective Marketing Campaign

  • Mirrorball high sensitivity cytometer product launch (TTP Labtech)
  • ImageXpress Micro XL imaging product launch (Molecular Devices)
  • mRNA reprogramming models online campaign (StemGent)
The remaining two categories, Business Leader of the Year and Most Innovative New Service, will be announced on the night. Judged by leading figures from industry and academia, the winners will receive their awards at a ceremony to be held on the evening of 29th May at the Radisson Blu hotel, Hamburg, Germany.

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