Bioscientists awarded Kent ‘Research Oscars’








At this year’s ‘Annual Kent Research Prizes’ awards ceremony, which took place at the end of April, members of the School of Biosciences scooped four of the awards handed out. These awards are in recognition of their accomplishments over the last year. In handing out the awards, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation Professor Philippe De Wilde commended the high quality of applications received and congratulated the winners on their success. The winners from the School were:

Alessia BuscainoFaculty of Sciences Prize for Consolidator Research.
Awarded in recognition of Alessia’s establishment of a highly productive research group that is unlocking how the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans operates in the human body.
Darren GriffinFaculty of Sciences Prize for Advanced Research. Awarded in recognition of Darren’s outstanding contributions to the fields of reproductive medicine and genomics and in particular his impact activity and achievements in nurturing and facilitating ground-breaking interdisciplinary work.
Dr Karen Baker – Faculty of Sciences Prize for Postgraduate Research. Awarded in recognition of Karen’s exceptional PhD thesis work that has led to high-quality publications and the establishment of productive links with industrial partners.
Dr Rebecca O’Connor – University Prize for Postgraduate Research. Awarded in recognition of an exceptional publication record in highly rated, international research journals and for achievements far beyond those normally expected of a doctoral student.