The 2015 awards went to Carolina Garcia-Vidal, Jason Roberts and Roy Sleator for their outstanding scientific achievements.
Roy Sleator, Cork, Ireland
Roy graduated from University College Cork, Ireland, with a BSc in Microbiology, an MA in Education and a PhD in Molecular Biology, and holds a PG Cert in Bioinformatics from The University of Manchester, UK. In 2006 he was awarded the Society for Applied Microbiology’s WH Pierce Prize for his excellent contributions to the field of bacteriology and was a recipient of an ESCMID Research Fellowship in 2004, 2010 and again in 2011. He is a lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences at Cork Institute of Technology as well as a Principal Investigator at both CIT’s BioExplore Research Centre and University College Cork's Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre. He is also founding Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Bioengineered, published by Taylor and Francis, New York, USA.
Roy’s work focuses on the development of improved diagnostic approaches and novel therapeutic strategies for the identification and control of new and emerging pathogens; particularly those associated with the human gastrointestinal tract. His lab, which was named Pharmaceutical Laboratory of the Year at the Irish National Laboratory Awards in 2014, not only concentrates on academic excellence, but also on providing effective solutions to real world clinical problems.
Roy Sleator will be presented with his award during the ESCMID Young Investigator Awards Session on 27 April 2015 from 14.30-15.30 in Hall B. During the session, he will give his presentation: 'Following my gut feelings…'.