We know there’s at least one in every lab. They are the person who goes above and beyond in the quest for perfection. Or they have battled through personal difficulties to keep the results coming through time after time. Perhaps they have been hugely supportive of other team members, or simply never fail to bring a smile to their work. Wouldn’t you like to see these people rewarded? If that’s the case, then why not nominate them for the Solmedia Unsung Hero Award?

The rules are very simple: please submit an e-mail to, describing in around 300 words the person you have in mind, and why they deserve to be considered. You will need to include the name of your organisation and both your full name and job title and those of your nominee. Don’t forget to let us have your contact details too. The application will need to be submitted by close of play on Friday 20 December, and the winner will be announced in the New Year.

We’d like to be able to make a fuss of the winner, but they retain the right to anonymity should they wish. In either case, they will be awarded with an evening out (cinema tickets and a meal) and also a personalised lab coat.