Bioanalysis Rising Star Award 2018

BRSA 2018: the winner | BRSA 2018: the finalists | BRSA 2018: the nominees | Meet the Judges

Our mission statement
The Bioanalysis Rising Star (formerly the New Investigator Award) is an annual prestigious award recognizing the most promising early-career scientists in the field of bioanalysis. Sponsored by Waters Corporation (MA, USA), our vision is to promote the work of highly talented researchers offering a springboard to help establish themselves in the exciting world of bioanalysis.

BRSA 2018: starting out in bioanalysis – early career essentials
Over the past 8 years, Bioanalysis Zone have supported and recognized outstanding early-career researchers in the field of bioanalysis. Since its initiation, there have been seven winners with this year’s winner soon to be announced. We followed up with our previous winners to get their tips and advice for those starting out in bioanalysis including: tips on applying for awards, applying for grants, applying for PhDs, writing a CV and poster presentation tips.

BRSA 2018: the winner

We are delighted to name, Jing Tu (PPD:VA, USA), the winner of the 2018 Bioanalysis Rising Star Award! On receiving the award, Jing commented: “I am very excited, honored and happy to be selected as the winner of the BRSA this year. I am grateful to the award sponsors – Waters Corporation and Bioanalysis Zone– and to PPD and all the voters for their support.” Find out more about her research below:

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BRSA 2018: the finalists

Over the last couple of months, we have been overwhelmed with your enthusiasm to recognize and promote the work of your fellow early career scientists working in bioanalysis. After much deliberation by our judges we are delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s award. Click on their profiles below to watch their finalist videos!

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BRSA 2018: the nominees

This year we have had a record breaking number of nominations! See the full list of nominees below:


Abbas Salavaty | University of Kashan
Abby Gelb | University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Abdul Basit | University of Washington
Buyun Chen | Genentech
Dewakar Sangaraju | Genentech
Fahim Farzadfard | MIT
German Gomez-Rios | University of Waterloo
Hani Choudhry | King Abdulaziz University
Hugo Santos | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Ines Santos | University of Texas at Arlington
Jiangjiang Zhu | Miami University
Jigar Patel | M D Patel Institute
Jing Tu | PPD
Jwal Doctor | Nirma University
Krishna Nallagangula | SDUAHER

Kyle Goodsell | Charles River
Leila Deravi | Northeastern University
Lisa O’Callaghan | Merck
Liuxi Chen | Genentech
Michael Witting | Helmholtz Muenchen
Michele Protti | University of Bologna
Nikunj Tanna | Waters Corporation
Pamela Cantrell | University of Pittsburgh
Pierre Larraufie | University of Cambridge
Praveen Kumar | University of Michigan
Todd Doran | University of Minnesota
Valentina Pirro | Purdue University
Valerie Uytterhoeven | VIB
Yihui Hu | China Pharmaceutical University
Zsolt Bodai | Imperial College London