James joined CatSci in September 2022 as an Associate Scientist, and he played an integral role in the launch of our Oligonucleotides capability earlier this year. Being shortlisted for the esteemed STEM Rising Star of the Year award reflects James’ hard work and talent, as well as his dedication to our purpose of furthering medicines development.
James said, “I’m incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work in the oligonucleotide team at CatSci. Oligonucleotides are an emerging area of therapeutics with incredible potential and scope to treat a range of diseases. To be at the cutting-edge of such a new field of therapeutics with unknown potential is really exciting. It’s great that the team is getting recognised for the work they are carrying out in the oligonucleotide sector on a national level.”
Co-founder of the awards, Liz Brookes, said: “We were blown away by the talent, innovation and dedication amongst the organisations and individuals who entered this year’s Wales STEM Awards. The calibre of the organisations, projects and individuals working hard across the country to further the STEM agenda is undeniable. We look forward to celebrating and highlighting the inspiring work being done across Wales at the awards evening in October.”
Dr Louise Bright, head of judges and founder of Wales Women in STEM Network, said: “The Wales STEM Awards provide an important opportunity to celebrate some of the remarkable people and achievements in the STEM sector. I am so pleased to see the volume and quality of applications for these awards growing every year. In shortlisting the entries, the judges have read about some amazing people and initiatives, demonstrating a strong STEM sector in Wales and one we should be proud of. I am very much looking forward to meeting the shortlisted nominees for judging and hearing more about their endeavours. Well done to all those who have been shortlisted.”
The 2022 Wales STEM Awards saw CatSci awarded with the STEM Company of the Year (20+ employees) award, as well as the STEM Ambassador of the Year award (Seb York). We are thrilled that another member of our team has been recognised this year and are incredibly proud of James’ achievement.