Queen Mary Innovation

Winners of the Post-doctoral Innovator prizes competition 2016

12 December 2016

QMI recently opened a call for post-doctoral scientists who have an invention or idea that could lead to a commercial opportunity. We asked the applicants you to answer these questions: What is your idea? What is the background or rationale that led to your idea? And how can you usefully apply your idea to medical research and development?

We selected the three best innovative research ideas that have the potential to lead to a commercial innovation. We were impressed with the quality of the projects and it was not easy to choose among all the great ideas that we have received from the bright, young investigators across the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

QMI is delighted to announce that the three winners of the Post-doctoral Innovator prizes competition 2016 are:

  • Dr David Coe wins the QMI prize for the idea: New Method for Creating Effector Cells
  • Dr Giulia De Rossi wins the SMD prize for the idea: A novel anti-angiogenic agent
  • Dr Joe Briscoe wins the CiTI prize for the idea: Piezoelectric antibacterial cleaning of implants

The prizes were kindly supported by:
• Queen Mary University London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD)
• CiTI (Centre for Inflammation and Therapeutic Innovation)
• Queen Mary Innovation (QMI)