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Enterprise fellowship awarded to Molecular and Cellular Medicine researcher

Posted on 25 March 2019

Researchers across the University, including Dr Yvette Hancock have been awarded fellowships to help translate their work into potential business ideas.

Dr Hancock works within York Biomedical Research Institute's Molecular and Cellular Medicine theme.

York Enterprise Fellowships 

The York Enterprise Fellowships enable talented researchers to spend a year, fully funded, developing their research in close collaboration with organisations interested in the translational, and potentially commercial, application of their ideas.

Dr Yvette Hancock

The Fellows and their teams receive one-to-one expert mentoring and around £15,000 to support and progress their ideas. Fellows take part in a series of courses on business and finance, customer engagement, users and branding and leadership. These courses will also be open to the wider research community at York.

Spectroscopy instrument

During her fellowship year, Dr Hancock aims to develop a spectroscopy instrument for the rapid fingerprinting and diagnosis of a range of health conditions including cancer. This type of spectroscopy testing of tissue samples is quicker and more cost effective than lab-based tests. It also provides a more discerning assessment of disease for early and targeted intervention and reduces patient morbidity/mortality and anxiety.

The Fellowship held by Dr Hancock is supported by the University’s Centre for Future Health.