Sanger Institute scientist wins 2020 Biochemical Society award
Dr Sarah Teichmann is one of 12 eminent scientists and exceptional early career researchers who have been honoured in the 2020 Biochemical Society Awards. The awards, based on nominations from their peers, celebrate excellence and achievement in the winners' chosen fields of research.
Sarah is Head of Cellular Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and her work focuses on deciphering the immune system with genomics and bioinformatics approaches. She has won the biennial GlaxoSmithKline Award in recognition of her research leading to new advances in medical science.
“I am deeply honoured to be awarded the GlaxoSmithKline prize for 2020 by the Biochemical Society, which recognises the work by my talented team and our collaborators. Together we have driven forwards the application of single cell genomics and computation to human tissues, providing new insights into the molecular and cellular details of development and disease, achieving deep insights into processes governing health and disease.”
The GlaxoSmithKline prize specifically celebrates the science of mid-career researchers who have taken a career break. As part of the award, Dr Teichmann will deliver a lecture at a Society event and will submit an article to one of the Society’s publications.
Sarah joins a prestigious list of award winners, including; Dr Anne Bertolotti at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Professor Charles Swanton at the Francis Crick Institute and Professor David Lomas at the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences.
“Scientists and researchers in the biosciences community play a valuable part in society and the Biochemical Society Awards are the perfect way to honour those exceptional individuals who are leading the way. As ever, the standard of the nominees was incredibly high and our winners can be justifiably proud of their achievements. The awards provide recognition of their professional excellence and are a real tribute to the talent within the biosciences. On behalf of the Society, I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, every one of whom has made an outstanding contribution in their respective fields. Well done.”
Professor Colin Bingle, Professor of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Sheffield, and Chair of the Biochemical Society’s Awards Committee