The HE Bioscience Technician of the Year Award seeks to recognise the superb work of technical staff, which underpins the bioscience research and teaching at all levels in universities across the UK and Ireland. It is open to technical staff at any stage in their career who are carrying out exemplary work in universities across the UK and Ireland and recognises technicians who apply professional technical knowledge and expertise, deliver innovation and efficiency, make a positive impact and inspire others, demonstrate leadership & collaboration, and are committed to professional development.
Tina has won first prize consisting of a monetary award, one year’s free Membership of the Royal Society of Biology, one year’s free Registered Science Technician registration and invitation to the UBMA conference to accept award and certificate at the conference dinner. The judges were incredibly impressed with the quality and breadth of her technical work and were pleased to publically recognise her hard work in this way. The award was presented by UBMA Chair Michael O' Sullivan (CBiol MRSB).
Tina received her technical education and degree at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, with particular focus on cell biology, anatomy and biochemistry. She obtained international experience at the Johns Hopkins University, USA and in Portugal. Besides academia, Tina also worked in a company with focus on drug development in cancer research. In 2012, she joined the University of Exeter and is involved in several inter-disciplinary research projects to understand the dynamics and cooperation of subcellular compartments and their link to human disease.
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