A number of Oxford BRC-supported researchers have been recognised in this year’s University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor Innovation Awards.
The Vice-Chancellor Innovation Awards celebrate research-led innovation that is having societal or economic impact.
Prof Robert MacLaren, who leads the BRC’s Surgical Innovation theme, was named winner of the Inspiring Leadership category for his work on creation and spin-out of Nightstar, a retinal gene therapy company.
Prof Andrew Pollard, the BRC’s Co-theme Lead for Vaccines, won the Policy Engagement category for his work on global policy on typhoid vaccines through research at Oxford.
Prof Anna Schuh, a key researcher in the BRC’s Molecular Diagnostics Theme, and her team were the winners of the Teamwork category for their work on ‘SEREN – A Social Enterprise to deliver DNA-based diagnostics that improves outcomes of children and young adults with blood diseases in sub-Saharan Africa’.
Dr Maxine Allen and the Business Development and Partnering Team were highly commended in the Building Capacity category for their work on 10 years of MSD Business Development.
The winners and highly commended entries were selected by the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards panel, chaired by Professor Chas Bountra, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, and comprising academics from each of the four university divisions and Professional Services staff who support impact and innovation across the collegiate University.