Logo of the British Biophysical Society next to a photo of Professor Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer

The Award recognises Professor Oppenheimer’s contributions to unconventional lithographic micronano-structuring of functional biomaterials & devices for optical nano-spectroscopy.

Professor Oppenheimer is a Professor in Micro-Engineering and Bio-Nanotechnology and a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering and the Healthcare Technologies Institute.

I am deeply honoured to receive the 2022 British Biophysical Society Louise Johnson Award. This success builds upon my multidisciplinary background, which has been driving my discoveries challenging the existing postulates and enabling continuous new ways to look at Biomedicine, Physics and Engineering. My diverse education, outstanding colleagues, research team and collaborators continually contribute, support and inspire my work. My research will continue making significant discoveries and I am enthusiastic about developing new technologies to make difference to people’s lives.

Professor Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer, Professor in Micro-Engineering and Bio-Nanotechnology

The BBS Awards 20222 will be presented at the Society’s Biennial Meeting in Galway, which runs from 29 June to 1 July. Pola will also present a plenary lecture on her work at the meeting.

The British Biophysical Society (BBS) was founded in 1960 for the application of physical and chemical concepts to biological systems”. Today the BBS reaches around 500 members organising and sponsoring specialist events and a major biennial meeting along with prizes and bursaries to promote biophysics in Britain.