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Anna wins President's Award

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President's award

Anna was awarded this year's President's medal for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Anna was awarded this year's President's medal for Outstanding Early Career Researcher. She received this in addition to a President's Award alongside another winner from Chemistry, Dr Benjamin Schumann. These awards celebrate academic excellence and development.

"My research is in chemical biology, looking at the interactions proteins make with one another,” she says. “We are targeting interactions in bacteria to try to make sure the whole population is targeted by antibiotics. Similarly, we are also examining interactions in cancer, to try to improve treatment.”

Since starting a Junior Research Fellowship at Imperial 2015, Anna has developed an extensive research funding portfolio, securing grants totalling over £2.3m as principal investigator. Her group now consists of three postdoctoral research associates and four PhD students, and is one of the fastest growing and well-funded groups in the department.

Anna credits the people she works with for making her want to continue her career at Imperial: “I’ve found my department to be really supportive and very collaborative. Everybody is happy to discuss ideas, and no-one has ever said no when I've asked for help with something."

In addition to her research achievements, Anna was also commended for her work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. In this role she has embedded EDI training in the department, so it is now part of the curriculum for undergraduate students and part of induction for postgraduate students. 

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Anna Barnard

Anna Barnard
Department of Chemistry

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8551
Email: a.barnard@imperial.ac.uk

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