On July 15th, Andrew Pridmore attended a graduation day at the University of Bradford to present the Don Whitley Scientific Prize for Microbiology. This prize, which we have sponsored for more than 25 years, is awarded to the student who achieves the highest marks in the Microbiology option of the Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) degree course at the University of Bradford.
This year’s winner was Priya Sharry-Khan, who was delighted to receive this award in addition to graduating with First Class Honours. Priya lives in the local area and will shortly visit our laboratory to learn a little more about microbiology in practice. We hope our contact with her may help her decide on her future career path, as she is currently uncertain which direction to take.
As mentioned, Don Whitley Scientific and the Don Whitley Scientific Prize has supported the microbiology department at the University Of Bradford for some time now with Andrew himself winning the prize in 1991, meaning it was fitting he was able to attend this graduation ceremony to award Priya with the accolade.
Priya is pictured with Dr Andrew Pridmore and Dr Anne Graham, Head of the School of Medical Sciences at Bradford.