Joanna Sadler wins British Science Association’s Award Lecture Series
SynthSys PI Dr Joanna Sadler, BBSRC Discovery Fellow in Biotechnology, is the Award Lecture winner for the environmental sciences.
Joanna is one of seven winners of The British Science Association’s (BSA) prestigious Award Lecture series for 2022. The Award Lecturers are a cohort of top early career researchers, based in the UK, who are recognised for their cutting-edge work and commitment to public engagement efforts.
They will present their work at the annual British Science Festival, taking place 13 – 17 September, at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester.
Joanna's innovative research uses bacteria to turn plastic waste into vanilla flavouring. Working in the lab of Dr Stephen Wallace, Joanna lab-engineered the common bacteria E. coli allowing it to transform a plastic bottle into the valuable flavouring chemical, vanillin.