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Six of the best for the ACB - Top 100 Scientists in the UK

15/01/2014 16:48:27

We are delighted to announce that as part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Science Council, several members of the ACB have been included in their list as being amongst the top 100 scientists in the UK. Following nominations submitted by the Association, six members from both the Microbiology and Biochemistry disciplines were successful. The successful members were selected following a judged competition organised by the Science Council. There were 10 different categories, giving a broad picture of the many different ways people work within Science, making valuable contributions across UK society and the economy. The following candidates were recognised within 4 of these categories.

Service provider/Operational Scientist category

Professor Heather Cubie

Director, Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Professor of Research and Research Management, University of Edinburgh

Recognised for her research relating to HPV, cervical disease and cancer detection, and worked on validation and quality assurance as a crucial part of clinical HPV testing. She was a founder member of the Association of Clinical Microbiologists, a founder member of the International Papillomavirus Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Dr John Honour

Honorary Senior Research Associate, Women’s Health, University College London.

Recognised for his expertise in developing, testing and exploiting devices for use in the operating theatre so taking the laboratory to the bedside. He has been an active member of several learned societies including the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, the Society for Endocrinology the Royal College of Pathologists.

Dr Paul CollinsonDeveloper/Translational scientist category

Dr Paul Collinson

Consultant Chemical Pathologist, St George’s Hospital, London; Adviser, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Recognised for developing and pioneering the application of rapid serial measurement of markers of cardiac damage to reduce diagnostic time. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Professor Christopher Price

Visiting Professor in Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

Recognised for combining his academic work with consultancies to a number of organisations, UK government departments and advisory groups in the health and diagnostics area. He is a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal College of Pathologists, and a past-President of the Association of Clinical Biochemists.

Monitor/ regulator scientist Category

Cathie Sturgeon

Dr Catharine Sturgeon

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Recognised for developing one of the earliest anti-cancer medicines and her work to encourage optimal use of tumour marker tests now used routinely in the UK and internationally. She is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Entrepreneur category

Dr Jonathan Middle

Dr Jonathan MiddleChair, Association for Quality Management in Laboratory Medicine.

Recognised for his leadership in the quality management of clinical services between the public and private sectors, research and the diagnostic industry. He is a STEM Ambassador, a Fellow of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine and has been actively involved on a number of its committees.

This is a landmark day for the Association and is something that we should be extremely proud of. It is a clear indication that our work and the contribution we make to science is regarded amongst some of the most important within the UK. Our congratulations from the Association go to all nominees and to the six top 100 scientists who have gained this prestigious recognition.

Tom Hutchinson

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