Fanny Hesse (1850-1934) was a lab technician and technical illustrator who introduced agar to the study of bacteria revolutionising microbiology.
Technicians who work a biology related field
Gladys Trim (1915-?) started work in the Veterinary Department at the Wellcome Laboratories aged 15. Initially she was not doing technical work but helping other
women in the office with the filing. After 42 years she had worked her way up to senior technician with her name included on several publications.
Blanche J. Lawrence (1921-?) graduated from Tuskegee University before going on to work as a technician and then junior chemist on the Manhattan Project.
Den Busby (1919-?) worked at the National Institute for Medical Research from the age of 15. He started work there in 1934 so his career spanned a time of great change for science technicians with improving conditions and a breaking down of old social barriers in the laboratory.
Vicky Wilson rescued DNA fingerprinting from the laboratory dustbin of history. Hers was the first DNA in the world to be fingerprinted when she worked for Professor Sir Alex Jeffreys at the University of Leicester.
Andrew Schally – from technician to Nobel Prize
Andrew Schally (1926-current) escaped Poland during WWII, became a technician in Mill Hill laboratories and from there went on to win the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Vikki Waring: from cupboard to laboratory
First published May 2018 in The Journal. Vikki is a laboratory technician at the University of Nottingham in the School … More
Clare Stevenson’s #TechnicianJourney
Clare is passionate about her work, about technicians, and about dancing. She is currently a Research Assistant at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. This is her #TechnicianJourney.
Jackie Hudson: a technician under the microscope
Excited by science as a school girl, Jackie started out as a trainee technician and will end her career in April 2019 as a technical specialist in high resolution microscopy and laboratory manager. This is her #TechnicianJourney.
Kelly Vere: A voice for technicians
For the last 2 years, Kelly Vere has been talking about technicians to every important person she can find, representing us [technicians] at the Science Council.