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NPL scientist wins the Science Video Award 2018

National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) Professor Josephine Bunch has won Best Analytical Science Video of 2017 for her work in the mass spectrometry imaging.

NPL's Josephine Bunch wins the Science Video Award for Best Analytical Science Video of 2017

The winning video, filmed at NPL, was chosen by scientists from around the globe, and announced during a special SelectScience 20th Anniversary Party at the Pittcon 2018 International Conference and Expo in Orlando, USA – marking 20 years of independent, innovative publishing and shared successes.

Prof Bunch's video explores how the latest mass spectrometry imaging at the National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) is enabling to her and her team at NPL to address the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Grand Challenge.

The NiCE-MSI Centre focuses on the development, understanding and application of mass spectrometry imaging techniques; providing powerful eyes on the molecular and atomic world.

The CRUK project brings together a team of physicists, chemists and biologists who are working with a whole range of mass spectrometry imaging techniques to map as many different types of cancer molecules as possible – the aim being to perform measurements and unbiased reviews in a range of tissue types.

The research crucial will result in a 'Google Earth' map of cancer, which will list different types of tumours in unprecedented detail -helping to advance both the diagnosis of cancer and the development of new therapies, which in turn could help to save lives all over the globe.

Professor Josephine Bunch, Principal Scientist and Co-Director National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI), National Physical Laboratory, said:

"Winning the award for Best Analytical Science Video of 2017 is a huge honour.

"It means that the crucial work we are doing, with our collective force of physicists, chemists and biologists, to address the CRUK Grand Challenge is getting recognition and support from the science community.

"Through this work we want to find out how tumours survive and why they keep growing, with the aim to develop new and better ways to diagnose and treat cancer and to, ultimately, save lives."

Watch the winning video and find out more about mass spectrometry at NPL

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Last Updated: 5 Mar 2018
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