The Pirbright Institute has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award demonstrating its commitment to the Athena SWAN principles. The Athena SWAN Awards recognise success in developing employment practices to further and support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).
News from March 2014
The Pirbright Institute’s Dr Luke Alphey has won BBSRC’s Innovator of the Year award 2014 for his work on the genetic-based control of pest insects.
As a shortlisted finalist for the 2014 competition, Luke Alphey was up against eight others for the title of ‘Innovator of the Year’. The annual event forms part of the Biological and Biotechnology Research Council’s (BBSRC) Fostering innovation suite of competitions and is designed to recognise BBSRC funded research that takes innovation beyond the lab to deliver social and economic benefits.