Vicky Wilson from the Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at the 2015 Higher Education Technician Summit on 30 June 2015 for her pivotal contribution in the discovery of the technique now known as DNA fingerprinting and her help in establishing a vibrant and productive research laboratory within Child Health. Lisa Storer from the same division also won the Papin Prize for her 'Contribution to Research'.
Waheed Ashraf from the Division of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology was also 'Highly Commended' within the 'Working with Business' category.
Their successes are particularly impressive considering that more than 250 nominations were received from the research-intensive universities of the Midlands (Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick). Find out more about the summit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/other/techsummit/index.aspx.
The Papin Prizes are named after Denis Papin, a 17th century technician who worked with Robert Boyle. Papin invented the steam digester and was one of the first technicians to publish in his own name. Find out more about the awards: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/other/techsummit/papin-prizes.aspx
Many congratulations to Vicky, Lisa and Waheed once again!
Posted on Monday 6th July 2015