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The Richard Williams Memorial Award

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The IGG are proud to support an award honouring the scientific contributions and memory of Dr. Richard Williams, set up by Lhasa. This award will support early career investigators within industry. The Richard Williams Memorial Award will sponsor one individual a year to attend and present at the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS) meeting.

Rich believed that a key part of his role in industry was to support others; to help others deliver and become better at their role. Both the IGG and Lhasa Limited felt it greatly appropriate to honour Rich with an award in his memory that would give early career investigators, be they students or working within industry, a wonderful opportunity to present their work at the annual UKEMS meeting.

The IGG committee will select 3-4 abstracts from all entries to give a short presentation at the IGG virtual meeting this year (30th November – 1st December). The presentations will be judged and voted on by either the IGG committee or the meeting attendees. The Richard Williams Memorial Award will include a certificate, travel, registration and accommodation expenses for attendance to the UKEMS meeting at which the award winner will have the amazing opportunity of presenting their work.

Lhasa Limited and the IGG committee are asking people to share this message with colleagues and encourage all eligible young scientists to put themselves forward for this award. To apply, please send a title and abstract (max 300 words) to the IGG Committee by 30th September 2020.

You can find out more about Rich and the award here.