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Sussex researchers named finalists in national biosciences competition

Two of the 12 finalists competing to be named BBSRC’s ‘Innovator of the Year’ are faculty from the School of Life Sciences.

Tony Moore, Professor of Biochemistry, and Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology, will both compete in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) competition.

The competition celebrates those who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research to significantly address real-world challenges across commercial, early career, social and international impact categories.

Professor Tony Moore joins the commercial award category with the innovation title ‘Global food security: the development of novel AOX fungicides to combat increasing fungal resistance’.

Professor Goulson joins the social award category for ‘Reducing threats to wild bumblebees via public and policy engagement'.

Now in its tenth year, the Innovator of the Year competition recognises the important impact that bioscience research and innovation has on lives, society and the economy.

Winners in each category will receive £10,000 awards, with a further £10,000 for the overall winner, the BBSRC Innovator of the Year.

The awards will be presented in London on 16 May in front of an audience of leading figures from industry, government, charity and academia.

For more information, visit the BBSRC website.

By: Jessica Gowers
Last updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2018