Professor Laura Piddock receives Outreach Prize

We are delighted to report that the Microbiology Society has honoured Laura Piddock’s contributions to public and professional engagement through the award of its 2016 Outreach Prize.

The prize, which was presented to Laura at the Society’s AGM earlier today [Thursday 8 September 2016] recognises her achievements and continuing work in raising the profile of the threat of antimicrobial resistance through engaging the public and media.  As BSAC Chair in Public Engagement and Director of Antibiotic Action, she has successfully helped focus public, media and governmental attention on the need to curb resistance and the need to develop new antimicrobial therapies.

BSAC Council is delighted to see her work recognised in this way.


The Outreach Prize is awarded by the Professional Development Committee of the Microbiology Society to a microbiologist who has engaged in high-quality outreach activities during the last 2–5 years.   The winner receives an honorarium prize and delivers a talk, or demonstration of their activities at a suitable Microbiology Society event.