The work of GENIE has been recognised by the following awards :

  • Congratulations to Dr Cas Kramer for being Highly Commended in the 2012 Society of Biology Science Communication Awards in the Established Researcher Category. The Awards rewarded outreach work carried out by young scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage sections of the general public. The judges looked at programmes of activities which demonstrated to have brought good quality science to non-academic audiences in engaging ways that are likely to foster a lasting interest in biology.
  • GENIE Teaching Fellow Dr Cas Kramer has been awarded the prestigious Cas UTF AwardUniversity Teaching Fellowship Award for his success in creating innovative educational resources for the teaching of genetics and the impact of his contribution in supporting the learning of school-age and undergraduate students.  Senior Lecturer and GENIE affiliate Dr Raymond Dalgliesh was also awarded a fellowship in recognition of his sustained commitment to improving the student learning experience and his development of novel resources for teaching molecular genetics that are used at Leicester and world-wide. Read more about the awards
  • GENIE’s Virtual Genetics Education Centre (VGEC) was awarded a prize in the 2011 Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition. The competition, which is run in conjunction with the ALT-C Conference, is designed to recognise exciting and innovative teaching initiatives that have been developed as open educational resources (OERs) and made freely available under a Creative Commons licence. Read more about the award.
  • A video from the SWIFT project (Second World Immersive Future Teaching), a collaboration between GENIE and Beyond Distance Research Alliance, was voted into 1st place in the Best Educational and the People’s Choice categories at the 4th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE) . Read more about the award.
  • Dr Cas Kramer was part of a team awarded the Grand Jury Award at 2WAYS, a major European Life Sciences Festival organised by the European Science Events Association (EUSCEA) for development of a board game encouraging public understanding of science Communication. Read more about the award.

  • Dr Chris Cane was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship for the 2010/11 academic year in recognition of his exceptional programme leadership and development in postgraduate studies in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. Read more about the award.
  • In 2008, Professor Annette Cashmore (Director of GENIE) was awarded the  prestigious National Teaching Fellowship award by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. Professor Cashmore was the fifth member of the University of Leicester  to receive such an award. Read more about her award.
  • In 2008, GENIE was again recognised at the HeSCA (Health & Science Communications Association) awards. This time the video "Making and Running an Agarose gel "was given a Gold Award. Read more in the university e-bulletin.
  • HeSCA award 2007
    Raymond Dalgleish receives his award
    In 2007, the GENIE video  Using a Micropipette”  was awarded two HeSCA (Health & Science Communications Association) awards. The video, which was a joint production between GENIE and Audio Visual Services was the winner of a Gold Award and also the Holly Harrington-Lux Creative Design Award for best video. Read more in the university e-bulletin.
  • In 2007, Dr Jo Badge was  awarded a University Teaching Fellowship for the development of accessible web-based learning resources within the School of Biological Sciences and for leadership in promoting student academic integrity.

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