Dr Sarah Coulthurst, Deputy Head of Molecular Microbiology, has been awarded the Patrick Neill Medal for her outstanding research work in the field of microbiology, particularly in the area of bacterial communication and competition.
“I am delighted and honoured to receive this award” she said. “It is a testament to the hard work and talent of the people in my lab and my other great colleagues. This award is particularly special because it was funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh which first allowed me to establish my lab, when they awarded me a Fellowship in 2009. Since then, we have been working on the clever ways in which bacteria fight with each other and we hope that this will lead to better ways to tackle infectious disease in the future.”
Each year the Royal Society of Edinburgh recognize leading academics and professionals in Scotland in its prize list. These prizes and medals are awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution to their field of expertise.
Professor Bonnie Webber, RSE Research Awards Convenor commented, “Congratulations to this year’s RSE Prize-winners who have been recognised for outstanding contributions to their field. The variety of interdisciplinary talent and expertise evident in this year’s recipients is a real testament to the level of knowledge and excellence that we have here in Scotland. The contribution made by these individuals truly encompass the meaning of the RSE’s own mission, Knowledge Made Useful.”