Nominations Are Open For The Lab Heroes Awards™ 2020!

Nominations Are Open For The Lab Heroes Awards™ 2020!
4 years ago

Nominations Are Open For The Lab Heroes Awards™ 2020!

Calling all life scientists around the world, we’re delighted to announce that it’s once again time for our Lab Heroes AwardsTM! Last year we received nearly 300 nominations for 94 incredibly inspiring life scientists working in labs all over the world, all the way from the USA to Australia!

These awards are your once-a-year chance to celebrate the scientists who make – or who have made – a positive difference to you, your life, and your work.

They might be scientists who have inspired you in your career path, support you in the lab, are fantastic mentors, or have a BIG personality that makes your lab a brilliant place to work. In whatever way they’ve had a positive impact on your life and work, now is your opportunity to acknowledge them.

Nominate the scientists who are your Lab Heroes from now until 2nd December 2020, and put your lab and the brilliant life scientists who work in it in the spotlight.

Do you have a lab hero in mind?

To nominate them in the Lab Heroes AwardsTM 2020, simply visit our nomination page, fill out your details and tell us why your lab hero deserves to win. You can see who has been nominated so far on our Lab Heroes gallery.

Please be as detailed as possible in your nominations to give our judges plenty of information, and please do include a photo, as we want to shout out to all our Lab Heroes nominees on social media to acknowledge them for the fantastic work they do.

This is your chance to really shout about what makes this scientist really special, and why they deserve to be known outside the lab and around the world!


What makes a Lab Hero?

To give you an idea of the reasons you might nominate a Lab Hero, some of the things previous nominations have said include:

  • “He is somebody we look up to when we are stuck in our experiments. He is a great researcher and scientist, and always has innovative ideas for improvement of our research projects and experimental protocols.”
  • “He is always ready to help even when he is busy himself."
  • “She is one of those rare people that becomes the glue that holds the lab together”
  • Because she is the best and most motivated scientist I know. Even when she is literally drowning in work, she still takes the time to help and educate people around her.
  • “His enthusiasm for science is infectious and motivating, particularly when experimental progress is slow.”
  • “He strives constantly to improve everything he can for students and staff alike, which takes a lot of perseverance to see through as he’s sometimes met with differences of opinion.”
  • “She is a true team player, fun, pragmatic and always in a good mood. Our lab would not be the same without her.”
  • “He has so many projects at the same time in his head and can think of details for each of them in minutes.”
  • “He doesn't only provide a great contribution to science but he works every day to make our world a better place.”
  • “She goes above and beyond every single day to make sure we have everything we need (and then some) to do all the crazy experiments that our hearts desire.”
  • “She encourages all lab members to join social events outside the lab, often hosting or organizing events herself. Moreover, she ensures that we all celebrate the small victories.”
  • “She is not only an amazing researcher, but also a tremendous teacher.”
  • “Without him there would be chaos in the lab!

Entry for the Lab Heroes AwardsTM 2020 opens TODAY (2nd November) and closes at midnight on 2nd December 2020.

The awards will be judged by the Hello Bio Scientific Advisory board, and winners will be announced after Monday 7th December. You can view the full T&Cs for the 2020 awards here.

Help us spread the word, and find more Lab Heroes!

This year, we want to reach and recognise even more Lab Heroes from all around the world.

Please share this blog post on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook using the hashtag #LabHeroes20, and tell all your scientist networks and colleagues how they can get involved too.

This year’s prizes

This year, the winner of the Lab Heroes AwardsTM 2020 award will receive:

  • $2000 Hello Bio vouchers for their lab;
  • Plus a $1000 career development grant (to use in any way you wish to further your science career)
  • And a Hello Bio goody bag! (We know this is the prize you’re all most excited for…)

Two runners up will each receive:

  • $500 Hello Bio vouchers for their lab;
  • Plus a $500 career development grant (to use in any way you wish to further your science career)
  • And… you guessed it! A Hello Bio goody bag!

Before nominating your Lab Hero, please view the Terms & Conditions for the Lab Heroes AwardsTM 2020 here.


Meet all of our past Lab Heroes AwardsTM Winners and Runners-Up over on our blog:


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