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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July’s Rising Star – Peter Orrell

Specialism Dr Peter Orrell and the MycoNourish team have created a new, ground-breaking way of customising strains of beneficial fungi to improve plant health and crop production. Their innovative approach enables the fungi to be tailored to suit specific crops...

June’s Rising Star – Derek Gilchrist

Specialism Causeway Therapeutics’ is a drug discovery company focused on developing novel therapies for musculoskeletal diseases for the treatment of human and animal patients. Our leading clinical program aims to treat tendinopathy, a condition that affects 1 in 10 people...

May’s Rising Star – Graham Whyteside

Specialism Synpromics is the world leader in gene control designing synthetic expression cassettes for Cell and Gene Medicines. This cutting-edge technology is enabling cures in mono-genetic diseases such as haemophilia, muscular dystrophy, and a range of eye diseases causing blindness....

April’s Rising Star – Debbie Wake

Specialism Diabetes is a massively growing global health problem affecting 10% of the population and rising. There is a great need for more efficient and cost-effective diabetes management, and technology will be a key to optimise care delivery and prevention....

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...

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