Shortlisted for ‘Bio Science Laboratory of the Year’ and ‘Research Laboratory of the Year’, the awards recognize the excellence achieved by the MPRG.
Members of the MPRG team will attend the Irish Laboratory Awards event on 25 May in Dublin, following their double shortlisting for this year’s awards.
The Irish Laboratory Awards recognizes excellence, best practice, and innovation in Ireland’s lab industry. In turn, recognizing the efforts and achievements of Ireland’s renowned scientists for their work both nationally and internationally. The Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG), within the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI), has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s awards amongst the co-competitors from the Royal College of Surgeons, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and from multinational pharmaceutical companies such as Alexion.
According to Professor John Nolan, Principal Investigator of MPRG “Our research team conducts blue sky nutrition-related scientific study that is, in real-time, informing and positively changing health policy, with clear benefits for human health, human function and wellness.” Professor Nolan also added “I am delighted for the MPRG team that we have been acknowledged in this way. The success of this group, acknowledged now by this nomination, is the net result of over a decade of work by many individuals who have contributed in a major way to our research. Only by achieving such multidisciplinary collaboration can one achieve a capacity to conduct research at the highest possible level. I am delighted that we have been able to achieve this.”