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University of the Highlands and Islands recognises world-renowned marine scientists from SAMS

2019.04.23

University of the Highlands and Islands recognises world-renowned marine scientists from SAMS

Three leading researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) UHI, Oban have received academic promotions from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Michele Stanley and Finlo Cottier each received the title of Professor, while Claire Gachon has been awarded the title of Reader.

Prof Stanley, who is originally from Bangor, Northern Ireland, is a biochemist and molecular biologist who is internationally renowned in algal biotechnology research.

Currently SAMS UHI Associate Director of Science, Enterprise and Innovation, she joined the institute in 2006 and has become a leading international expert in the area of blue biotechnology, which seeks to address issues around food and energy security, water availability, ageing populations, increasing carbon dioxide levels and climate change.

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