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Emerging Technologies Competition winner

awardDr Matthew Gibson, of the Chemistry department (and an honorary Fellow in the Medical School) has won a coveted prize in the Life Science Category at this years’ Emerging Technologies Competition.

The Royal Society of Chemistry organises the Emerging Technologies Competition to identify the latest technologies in chemical sciences with significant potential impact for the UK economy.

Dr Gibson received the award for his research to develop a synthetic polymer 'antifreeze' based on polar fish glycoproteins to improve blood and organ storage and transplant success. It was this work for which he was also granted a Philanthropy Award from Warwick earlier this year.

Find out more

You can find out more about Matthew Gibson and collaborators, Daniel Mitchel, Manu Vatiah and Robert Deller's work in the study, ‘Synthetic polymers enable non-vitreous cellular cryopreservation by reducing ice crystal growth during thawing’ in the journal Nature Communications.

You can also follow the Gibson Lab on Twitter to get all the latest updates from Matthew's team.