A scientist from Stevenage has been announced as a finalist at the Black British Business Awards 2023.

Dr Azzedine Dabo is an investigator at GSK, and is one of three people shortlisted for the 'Rising Star' award in the STEM category.

He is the scientific lead of in-silico modelling, quality by design (QbD) method development and the transfer of analytical methods and results between chromatography instruments for GSK’s Method Innovation Team. His role involves investigating pharmacological hypotheses.

Dr Dabo also developed the Future Scientists: Diversifying Pharma programme, which enabled 19 students from an ethnic minority background to get laboratory experience at GSK and complete a workshop at the University of Oxford.

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He has been awarded 12 Bronze, 2 Silver and 2 Gold awards at GSK and gained a Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS) Award to supervise a PhD student.

The Black British Business Awards celebrate exceptional performance and outstanding achievements by black professionals and entrepreneurs, and are marking their tenth anniversary this year.

The winners of the awards will be announced in a ceremony at the InterContinental on Park Lane in London on October 13.