Monday, December 3, 2007

Biotechnology YES finalists

Congratulations to Holly Astley, Sophie Janacek, Keith Macaulay and Bettina Otto on reaching the Biotechnology YES final in London, after winning their regional workshop in Edinburgh. Biotechnology YES is a scheme that introduces business skills and entrepreneurship to PhD students and 1st year postdocs, in a competition format. Their fictional company 'PhytoMetriX' developed a colour indicator system in wheat and maize plants to determine the nitrate levels in soil, changing colour when nitrate was low, thereby assisting farmers in feeding regimes.