More than 180 nominations received for this year’s prizes

Nominations for the 2012 Lush Prize closed on September 1st.  We’ve got more than 180 nominations in total giving us some really great projects to choose from in all five categories.

The Lush Prize team here in Manchester is busy this week coming up with a short list of projects in each category to go forward to the judges.  The entries are truly global, including film-makers in Canada, Young Researchers in Pakistan, and campaigners in Japan.  We’re convinced that the final winners will be an inspiring bunch.

We’re also delighted to confirm the appointment of our final specialist Judge – Lisbeth E Knudsen, Professor of Toxicology at Copenhagen University.  She’s got a wealth of experience in working towards alternative test methods across most of our categories and so is a perfect fit for the Prize.

Finally the five research papers have all been completed.  We’re busy working these up for publication on the website next week too.  Watch this space for more details of the Awards due to be held in London on November 15th.