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Labs shortlisted for sustainability awards

27 Mar 2013

The University has been nominated for four awards at the S-Lab Conference, which highlight best practice amongst key players in higher education, public sector and commercial laboratories.

S-Lab stands for Safe, Successful, Sustainable laboratories. The awards look at laboratory design, operations and use, and 38 entries have been shortlisted for the 2013 Awards. The University has been shortlisted in four of the 10 categories, having done great work in the past year, leading the way towards sustainable laboratories.

They are:

  1. Laboratory effectiveness: As the most sought-after category, the University has strong competition. The Faculty of Life Sciences has been nominated for having a Planned Preventative Maintenance, for its approach to Maximizing Operational Efficiency, and for Energy Saving and Storage System Reliability in -80oc Freezers.
  2. Laboratory Information Technology: Paterson Institute for Cancer Research is shortlisted in this category for putting ‘IT at the Heart of a Truly Integrated and Efficient Drug Discovery Laboratory’.
  3. Higher Education Academy Award for Physical Sciences Technician of the Year: Catherine Davies, Senior Analytical Research Technician based in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, has just been interviewed for the award this week!
  4. Making a Difference: Peter Reid, Senior Technician in the Faculty of Life Sciences, has been nominated for ‘Eliminating Ethidium Bromide and UV Radiation Hazards from Molecular Biology Experimentation’.

The winners will be announced at the S-LAB Conference in June.

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