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QA specialist biomedical scientist wins microbiology award
12 June 2017

We are pleased to announce Queen Alexandra Hospital microbiologist, Matthew O’Dwyer, has been awarded a prize by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

IBMS awarded its Company Members prize in Medical Microbiology to Matthew at this year’s AGM.

In the UK alone, pathologists are involved in over 70% of diagnoses in the NHS. Biomedical scientists like Matthew, diagnose diseases and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples, handling over 150 million samples every year.

Held in Aberdeen at the beginning of June, Matthew and eight other IBMS members were honoured with Company Members Prizes. The prize was a £250 cheque and a certificate, which is awarded annually to the candidate who at the first attempt, receives the highest pass mark in each discipline of the Higher Specialist Diploma examination.

Matthew joined the Institute in 2012 and became a Fellow this year. As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, he works in the department of Clinical Microbiology at QA Hospital.

IBMS President, Ian Sturdgess, said: “It gives me great pleasure to award Matthew with the Higher Specialist Diploma Company Members Prize in Medical Microbiology.”

Congratulations Matthew!

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