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Four early-career researchers have been recognised by Forbes' 2022 list, which is intended to illustrate the power that young entrepreneurs and leaders have to transform business and society.

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Congratulations to Hannah RanaXenia Miscouridou and Caoimhe Rooney who have all made the 7th Forbes Europe '30 under 30' list for Science and Healthcare, and to Tatiana Botskina who has made the Technology list.

Hannah Rana (Department of Engineering Science) has just completed her DPhil in cryogenics and has now commenced a postdoc at NASA JPL. Rana's research focuses on developing cryogenic instrumentation and detectors for the next generation of space missions. At the University of Oxford and NASA JPL, she is pioneering developments of superconducting detecting instruments to enable future astrophysical and cosmological discoveries that will shed light on the origins of our universe and the formation of planetary bodies. She also serves as President of the Oxford Space and Astronomy Society.

Xenia Miscouridou gained her DPhil in the Department of Statistics and is now a Postdoctoral Researcher and Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science. She aims to use machine learning models for social good to influence public policy. She helped characterize a new Covid variant of concern and its impact in Brazil, published in Science, which was used by policymakers such as WHO. 

Caoimhe Rooney completed her DPhil at the Mathematical Institute in 2019 and is now a Research Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center. She is the sole mathematician within a group of astrophysicists studying exoplanet atmospheres to understand how they formed, what they're made of, and if they could be home to extra-terrestrial life. She is also cofounder of Mathematigals, an educational initiative to boost representation of women and girls in math and STEM.

Tatiana Botskina is a DPhil candidate in natural language processing in the Department of Computer Science. She is the cofounder and CTO at Deriskly, an AI-powered software for dispute prevention. The mission of Deriskly is to prevent disputes before they escalate and avoid litigation by detecting early signs of high risk claims. The company is currently in the process of raising its seed round.

The Forbes annual 30 Under 30 Europe List celebrates the latest class of young entrepreneurs, disruptors and rising stars from across Europe. The 2022 list includes 300 changemakers across ten categories, all under 30 years old, who are inspiring change and driving innovation in their respective fields across business, society and culture.

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