Rising Stars Nominations

With top universities and successful businesses, a history of innovation and access to world leading research, it’s no surprise we have so much talent in Scotland. Now it’s about time we recognised it. We’re looking for Rising Stars in the world of the Life Sciences. After all, it’s those who are only beginning to make their mark today, that will be making the ground-breaking scientific discoveries of the future.

So, do you know someone extraordinary? Someone who’s about to change the world? Someone who’s making a significant impact in their field as we speak? Read on to see if they’re eligible for nomination.

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March Rising Star – Holly Butler

Specialism For GPs, detecting brain cancer is like finding a needle in a haystack. Numerous patients have vague generic symptoms, such as headache. The vast majority are harmless, but with no blood test to rule out brain cancer, GPs must...

February’s Rising Star – Monika Tomecka

Specialism Monika’s company uFraction8 develops microfluidics-based filtration systems to help bio-manufacturers, who use biological cells in their production, to recover (harvest, de-water and concentrate) biomass with sustainable and scalable system outcompeting conventional filters and centrifuges. At the moment every single...

January’s Rising Star – Ishani Malhotra

Specialism Carcinotech Ltd manufactures micro-size cancer models using stem cells, that mimic the cancer environment and can be used for drug testing, drug discovery, as a pre-clinical trial tool and a personalised medicine testing tool. The cancer model can test...

December’s Rising Star – Don Smith

Specialism Don Smith is Founder and CEO of organisation 1nhaler. The 1nhaler device is a new technology platform for inhalable dry powder medications. It has the potential to become one of the simplest, most convenient single-dose, disposable inhalers to come onto...

November’s Rising Star – Jack Kay

Jack Kay, Scientist in Molecular Biology, Ingenza Ltd. Testimonial Jack’s excellent scientific development has played a key role within Ingenza’s Antimicrobial Peptide Project. Jack has had several roles since joining Ingenza as a Modern Apprentice, but it is his work...

October’s Rising Star – Kate Cameron

Specialism Primarily, Kate has translated her expertise and knowledge in academia. Turning ethically sourced stem cells into liver cells (in the form of mini livers) to predict the safety and toxicity of new drugs. Her company, Cytochroma- uses semi-automated technology,...

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