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Dr Khwaja Islam, the Laboratory and Facilities Manager at BioEscalator, is pictured with Professor Irene Tracy, the Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, holding the BioEscalator's Bronze Leaf Award certificate.

The University of Oxford recently held its eighth awards ceremony to recognise achievements in environmental sustainability. The event was led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Irene Tracey and celebrated the efforts of various university departments and initiatives that have contributed to a greener and more sustainable future.


The BioEscalator received the LEAF Bronze Award in the Engagement Awards category alongside resident company Alethiomics. This recognition acknowledges the BioEscalator's dedication and achievements in advancing environmental sustainability and reflects the team's commitment towards sustainable practices. The BioEscalator was urged to apply for a silver award next year.



I am thrilled that the BioEscalator is positively impacting the planet. It feels great to receive the bronze award for sustainability and be recognised for our efforts. Congratulations to everyone at the BioEscalator for the fantastic work!
- Khwaja Islam, Laboratory and Facilities Manager, BioEscalator


About LEAF

LEAF is a scheme to enhance laboratory efficiency that encompasses crucial areas contributing to laboratory efficiency and sustainability, including equipment management, space utilisation, ventilation systems, procurement processes, waste management, and handling samples and chemicals. By evaluating and optimising these aspects, laboratories and research institutions can significantly reduce their environmental impact and foster a culture of sustainability. The framework recognises and acknowledges the remarkable efforts of teams in labs, colleges, and departments at the University of Oxford while providing a structured approach for planning future steps.