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Recognising Laboratory Excellence

The S-Lab Awards for Excellence in Laboratory Design, Management and Operation were initiated in 2012 and have been held every year since. 

The 2017 Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner taking place on Tuesday 9 May 2017. The S-Lab Conference runs from 9-10 May. Venue: York Racecourse.

For Awards Dinner and Conference tickets, please book your tickets here
Early-bird until 15 March. 

For an overview of the categories please visit this page.

Previous winners are listed below with the full shortlist, with details of each application, for 2014-15 which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Full shortlists for previous years, and the results for the first two years, can be viewed in this Dropbox folder, as can a report on the 2012-13 Awards. 

Videos on a number of the 2013-14 winning and highly commended entries can be seen here.

Winners of the 2014-15 Awards

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, USA

University of New South Wales, Tyree Energy Technologies Building

Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Advanced Checking, Analysis and Visualisation of Sample Data

University of Glasgow, Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory

Wageningen University, Improved Ultra-Freezing at a Lower Cost

University of Michigan, Sustainable Laboratory Certification Program

Allison Hunter, King's College London

Genano (Finland), Nano-scale Air Purification

Winners of the 2013-14 Awards

Coventry University, The Engineering and Computing Building

La Trobe University, Australia, Supporting Remote Laboratory Learning 

Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Research Tower

University of Auckland, New Zealand, Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories 

University of Leeds, Ventilation Improvements in the Priestley Teaching Laboratory 

University of Nottingham, Technical Focus Group

University of Sheffield, Professional Technician Training Programme

University of Southampton, StarStream Water Saving Technology

University of York, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

West Middlesex University Hospital, An Integrated Approach to Clinical Data

Winners of the 2012-13 Awards

University of Edinburgh, Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine: Integrating Basic and Clinical Research with Licensed Clinical Production in a New Translational Science Facility

Newcastle University, Department of Chemistry: An Innovative Cyclotron Facility Design to Allow the Integrated Production of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Radiopharmaceuticals

New Zealand Forestry Institute (Scion), Rotorua: Combining and Refurbishing Two Laboratory Buildings Triples Utilisation, Fosters Cross-Disciplinary Interaction and Improves Safety and Sustainability

University of California, Irvine:  ‘Smart Labs’ Initiative Targets – and Often Exceeds – a 50% Improvement in Laboratory Energy Efficiency

University College London:  An Online Resource Exchange Enables Sharing and Donation of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies to Reduce Carbon, Costs and Waste

University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry: Environmental, Financial and Science Benefits from Chemical Lifecycle Management

University of Manchester, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research: IT at the Heart of a Truly Integrated and Efficient Drug Discovery Laboratory

London South Bank University, Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings: An Inspirational Teaching, Research and Demonstration Laboratory whose Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Technologies are a Teaching Tool

Peter Reid, Senior Technician, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester: Eliminating Ethidium Bromide and UV Radiation Hazards from Molecular Biology Experimentation

Winners of the 2011-12 Awards

imperial College. Continuous Optimisation of Plant and Services

Loughborough University - Kit-CatalogueTM and Equipment Benefits

Dr. Mike Foulkes and Quality Management at Plymouth University

University of Liverpool - Central Teaching Laboratory

Sheffield Hallam university - Cell Culture Teaching Laboratory

Oldham Sixth Form College - Regional Science Centre

University of St Andrews - Innovative Chemistry Teaching


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