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Staff Awards 2015

Congratulations to Dr Catherine Kendall, Prof Hugh Barr, Dr Gavin Lloyd and the Biophotonics Research Unit who received The Innovation Award this year.

Innovation Award 2015

This award is selected by the Trust’s Innovation Board from the individuals and teams whose ideas or inventions have, or may lead to, improvement in the patient experience in all areas of care throughout the Trust.

This year the award was sponsored by the West Of England Academic Health Science Network.

Find out more:  http://www.weahsn.net/news/gloucestershire-hospitals-biophotonics-research-unit-scoop-innovation-award/

BGCS 2015

Congratulations to Jonathan Frost who was awarded a prize at the 2015 British Gynaecological Cancer Society scientific meeting for his presentation entitled:

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in the assessment of vulval intraepithelial neoplasia and lichen sclerosus

https://bgcs.org.uk/professionals/abstracts.html

ICORS 2014

Winners of the first Raman Award have been announced at the 24th International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS).

Congratulations to Prof Nick Stone (former lead of the BRU) who was given the "Raman Award for the most Innovative Technological Development"

http://www.icors2014.org/index.php/14-beispielbeitraege/195-award-ceremony-during-icors2014

2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize 

Congratulations to Prof Barr and the team!

  • Highly Commended for: Real-time endoscopic diagnosis and destruction of early oesophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus, in the category: Earlier Cancer Diagnosis
  • Highly Commended for: Real-time endoscopic diagnosis and destruction of early oesophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus, in the category: Improving Diagnostic Investigation.

Follow the link below for more information about the awards.

http://www.nhschallengeprizes.org/winners/hugh-barr/

Prof Barr and team receive highly commended awards for their work on improving cancer diagnostics using novel optical devices

2013 Graduation Ceremony

We are delighted that three students, who recently completed their research projects in the Biophotonics Research Unit at GRH, graduated from Cranfield University on Thursday 7th June.

 John and Marleen graduation photo

 Jonathan Horsnell (DM) & Marleen Kerssens (PhD)

Marleen Kerssens (PhD) and Jonathan Horsnell (DM) both worked on research related to breast cancer diagnosis using infrared and Raman spectroscopy focusing on calcifications and lymph nodes respectively.

 

Max graduation photo

Max Almond (DM) and his wife with Lady Kings Norton and Baroness Young of Old Scone, Chancellor Cranfield University

Max Almond (DM) was also awarded two prizes, the Kings Norton Medal for the University’s Outstanding Doctoral Student and the Angela Newing Award for Outstanding Research within Cranfield Health, for his thesis on the early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer using Raman spectroscopy.

Congratulations to them all!