Prizes for Anna

Recent MSc in Reproductive Medicine graduate Anna Vassiliou won the “best poster” prize in the Health Services Laboratories (HSL) annual research and innovations symposium in November this year. The event is held to showcase the advances made throughout all disciplines over the past 12 months, whilst also highlighting where the company can move forward in the future. Speakers included Dr Alexi Baidoshvili of LabPON based in the Netherlands, Professor Martin Widschwendter, Head of the Department of Women’s Cancer at UCL and Dr Sheryl Homa, consultant clinical lead for Andrology at The Doctors Laboratory and honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent.

Throughout the day, the poster competition was held at the venue, allowing staff, researchers and scientists at HSL and its partners to present their work. Anna won the prize along with Catherine Martin with their poster titled ‘Validation of a test measuring oxidation-reduction potential to determine oxidative stress in human semen’.

Competition judge Wendy Leversuch said “Anna and Catherine’s work was chosen due to a clear and well-presented posted demonstrating innovative research in the field of Andrology resulting in a positive impact to the laboratory and patient.”

It was a good week for Anna as she also won the course prize for her MSc on the day that she graduated.


Anna (right) receiving her prize at HSL