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Bioanalysis Rising Star Award: meet the judges


We are thrilled to announce the judging panel for the Bioanalysis Rising Star Award (formly the New Investigator Award). Each judge is a leading expert in the bioanalytical community and we are delighted they are sharing their knowledge and expertise to help make this year’s award extra special!

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Kim HaynesKim Haynes
Principal Product Marketing Manager at Waters Corporation

“I am honored to be a part of this year’s Bioanalysis Rising Star Award.  There are such a large number of scientists and researchers doing high quality work with meaningful implications for the future of bioanalysis.  It is important to recognize these individuals for their achievements and contributions to the field.  This award is a fantastic way to shine a light on these individual accomplishments.” 

lauraLaura Mercolini
Head of Pharmaco-Toxicological Analysis Laboratory-University of Bologna

I am honored to be a part of this year’s Bioanalysis Rising Star Award as a member of the judging panel. There are several young research talents in the field of bioanalysis and this award is an important way to recognize their efforts, significant results and to encourage their activity.”

neil 2Neil Spooner
Director and Founder of Spooner Bioanalytical Solutions

“I am extremely honoured to have been invited to act as one of the judges for this prestigious award.  I am a great believer in encouraging the development of the new and exciting talent we need to face the bioanalytical challenges of the future and for them to bring forwards the novel approaches and ideas that will be the lifeblood of our discipline in the years to come.”

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Kevin Bateman
Scientific Associate Vice President at Merck

“The future of bioanalysis as a scientific field depends on the development of new science and new scientists. The Bioanalysis Rising Star Award is an important mechanism for promoting early-career researchers who are driving the field. I am pleased to give back to the community that has given so much to me by being on the judging panel for this award.”

Fotomaton Barcelona-Waters-243Zhiyu Li
Associate Director and Principle Scientist at WuXi AppTec



NicoNico van de Merbel
Senior Director of Bioanalytical Science at PRA Health Sciences

“It cannot be emphasized enough that encouraging and supporting young scientists is very important to maintain quality and enthusiasm in our field of work. It is a pleasure and an honor to participate in this year’s judging panel for the Bioanalysis Rising Star Award and I look forward to learning more about the work of the nominees.”

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