Bexley scientist rewarded for poster that will help lab techs fight diseases

PUBLISHED: 10:44 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:02 06 October 2017

Dr Sarah Pitt with Andrea Wilson, who won £150 for her poster on virology

Dr Sarah Pitt with Andrea Wilson, who won £150 for her poster on virology


She was rewarded at an event last week

A former St Catherine’s Catholic School student who has gone on to become a biomedical scientist received praise from on high last week.

Andrea Wilson was at the Institute of Biomedical Science’s biennial congress event, bringing together students, professional and companies all working in the UK’s science industry.

The scientist and training officer at St Thomas’ Hospital was one of 10 colleagues to receive a prize for a poster depicting the diagnostic technique for her virology department, which works with viruses.

Typically, labs up and down the country bare posters describing techniques for the scientists to understand best practice when dealing with different diseases.

Ms Wilson’s poster ‘Evaluation of a mycoplasma genitalium TMA assay’ will be used to help diagnose and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples.

The posters were judged by a panel of specialists in biomedical science, with 10 winners each given a £150 prize.

IBMS president Ian Sturdgess commented, “We were very impressed with the posters presented at this year’s Congress and I am delighted to award the winners with a well-deserved prize for their hard work.”

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