Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute
Queens' College Cambridge.
Helen Lee (Haematology) was selected from 470 nominations by the European Patent Office to be one of the 3 finalists for SAMBA, the technology she and her group have developed. They have greatly simplified the detection of infectious diseases by nucleic acid amplification suitable for resource-poor settings.
A researcher based at the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research Unit in the UK is improving understanding of the immune system. His work on protein interactions and how they correlate with infectious disease and inflammatory conditions could soon help to control and treat diseases
Professor Ashley Moffett and Dr Francesco Colucci