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Published: 13 December 2023

Surrey researcher shortlisted for Women of the Future award

Dr Khushboo Borah Slater from the School of Biosciences at the University of Surrey has been announced as a finalist for a Women of the Future award in the science category. The award recognises female scientists under the age of 35 who are forging new ground in scientific research.

Joining the University of Surrey in 2016, Dr Borah Slater’s expertise in immunometabolism has been used to undertake groundbreaking research at the institution into tuberculosis and leprosy. Her current area of research is examining the nitrogen metabolism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a bid to identify novel drug targets to treat the bacterial infection. She also played a central role in the development of a new diagnostics test to identify infectious diseases.

Being shortlisted for this award tops of an already fantastic year for Dr Borah-Slater who was awarded a L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Programme Rising Talent Award 2023 which recognises exceptional female scientists in the UK and Ireland.

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