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i-sense Director receives prestigious Royal Society award

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i-sense Director, Professor Rachel McKendry awarded a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award ‘Connecting for Global Health’ for her work on mobile technologies for infectious diseases worldwide. 

Rachel holds a joint position between the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Division of Medicine at UCL. Her research spans from unravelling the molecular mechanisms of antibiotics against MRSA (Nature Nanotechnology 2008, 2013 and 2014), to developing a smart phone-connected diagnostic test for HIV and an early warning sensing system for infectious diseases using self-reported symptoms on social media and search engines linked to mobile phone connected diagnostic tests.

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Wolfson Merit Scheme aims to help universities retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.