Dr David Aldridge was recently announced as a finalist for the Researcher of the Year Award, sponsored by AstraZeneca and part of the Science and Technology Awards organised by the Cambridge Independent newspaper each year.
Dr Aldridge has been a Fellow of St Catharine’s College since 1997 and is the Dawson College Lecturer in Biological Natural Sciences. He is being recognised for his innovative research, which spans the conservation of rare species and threatened ecosystems, the biology and control of invasive species, and the use of biological processes to develop sustainable remediation and monitoring programmes for degraded waterbodies.
He commented, "I am thrilled to be shortlisted for this award. The finalists span an amazing range of disciplines, including research into novel 5G technology, Neanderthal burial rituals and the molecular biology of coronaviruses."
- Watch a recent Catz Chats video featuring Dr Aldridge talking about invasive species
- Read a recent news article about Dr Aldridge’s work producing the world’s first microcapsule specially designed to deliver nutrients to bivalves to benefit human health
Paul Brackley, Editor of the Cambridge Independent, said, “More than 60 companies and individuals – selected from hundreds of entries – are shortlisted for awards across 14 categories…They really are a celebration of Cambridge ingenuity.”