The winners of this year’s Peter Dunnill Lifetime Achievement Award and Richard Wilson Impact Award have been announced.

The winners of this year’s Peter Dunnill Lifetime Achievement Award and Richard Wilson Impact Award have been announced today ahead of the 2017 bioProcessUK conference, taking place in Cardiff from 28th-30th November.

Alan Dickson, Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Manchester is the winner of this year‚Äôs Peter Dunnill Award, and he will be giving a lecture titled “Hindsight is a powerful teacher” at bioProcessUK. The award was established following the death of Professor Peter Dunnill to mark his lifetime contribution to bioprocessing. Dr Mark Bustard, Business Development Director, National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, CPI, will receive the Richard Wilson Impact Award that acknowledges individuals or groups who are making an impact on the bioprocessing sector. The award was named in honour of Richard Wilson, co-inventor of the Lonza GS system, who passed away in 2015.

Bioindustry Association (BIA) CEO Steve Bates said: “The UK’s medicines manufacturing capabilities are world leading and we have some of the top talent in the world working to produce life changing medicines for patients here and around the globe. These awards highlight two key people in the sector who have both helped to strengthen the UK’s medicines manufacturing capabilities and I would like to congratulate both Alan and Mark on their well-deserved prizes and I look forward to celebrating their achievements at bioProcessUK this week.”

This year’s bioProcessUK conference will bring together more than 250 bioprocessing professionals to discuss the key issues likely to impact on the sector over the next year and to look back at just some of the sector’s success stories from 2017. The full agenda and details can be found at http://www.bioprocessuk.org/.

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