Dr Claire Stanley

AMBIZIONE TEAM LEADER

Claire is currently an independent team leader at Agroscope, Zürich (Agroecology and Environment Research Division) funded through a prestigious Ambizione grant awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project is entitled "Microbiome-on-a-Chip: New frontiers in Plant-Microbiota Research" and will focus on developing new microfluidic technologies to probe the interplay between living organisms found in soil environments at the single cell level. Claire has also established several collaborative projects in Switzerland, Europe and the USA.

Education
  • PhD, Chemistry. Imperial College London, UK (2007 - 2011)

  • MRes, Protein and Membrane Chemical Biology. Imperial College London, UK (2006 - 2007). Distinction

  • MChem, Chemistry. Durham University, UK (2002 - 2006). First class

Awards, Scholarships and Prizes
  • Ambizione Career Grant (2016). A prestigious fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation to young scientists with the potential to become international leaders in their respective fields

  • Society of the Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholarship (2008-2010). A prestigious scholarship awarded by the SCI for academic excellence and to enable candidates to forge interactions with industry

  • Sir Alan Fersht Prize (2007). Awarded by Imperial College London for producing the best overall Master of Research (MRes) thesis

  • Michael Weston Scholarship (2004). Awarded by Grey College, Durham University for First class examination performance

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Travel Grant (2015). Awarded by the Chemical Biology Interface Division of the RSC to support attendance at conference meetings

  • Messel Bursar (2010). Awarded by the Messel Trust Fund for outstanding postgraduate students to support their attendance at meetings for activities related to chemical science, engineering and technology