Rachel McKendry biography

Rachel McKendryRachel McKendry is Professor of Biomedicine and Nanotechnology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL. She is Director of i-sense, an EPSRC-funded interdisciplinary research collaboration to develop global early-warning systems for infectious diseases such as pandemic influenza, MRSA and HIV by combining self-reported symptoms on the web with low-cost mobile phone-connected diagnostic tests.

In parallel, Rachel also leads an NIHR i4i grant to develop mobile diagnostics for HIV with industry partner, OJ-Bio. She has won several fellowships and awards including the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship, Institute of Physics Paterson Medal, Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award and, most recently, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2014 to help raise the profile of women in STEM.