Society members recognised for their innovative approach

Two members of the Society, Mark Hanson and Russell Foster, have been shortlisted for the BBSRC’s Social Innovator of the Year. 

Mike HansonProfessor Mark Hanson, from the University of Southampton, has been nominated for a project entitled ‘LifeLab Southampton: Biomedical science engagement to promote health literacy in teenagers’.   

Russell Foster, who delivered the public lecture at the Physiology 2011 meeting, is Professor of Circadian and Visual Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. He has been nominated for a project entitled ‘A New Understanding of the Eye’. 

Russell Foster

The BBSRC Innovator of the Year Awards recognise individuals who have realised the social and economic potential of their research. There are three categories, for social, commercial, and most promising innovators. The winner of each category will receive £10 000 for their project, with the overall winner scooping an extra £5000 for their work and £15 000 for their department.
The Society wishes both Mark and Russell the best of luck for 28 March, when the winners will be announced at an event in London.