We hear a lot about airborne viruses, but there is far less awareness that viruses can be transmitted by polluted water. To improve water safety, there is increasing requirement to monitor virus presence and removal in water treatment processes. The problem is that most tests for viruses are cumbersome and time-consuming, which means public health responses can lag. Emily has a solution. Her ground-breaking QUANTIPHAGE coliphage test provides quantitative results for microbial and viral water quality in just a couple of hours. This means faster response times and more active monitoring of water resources to better protect public health. Through her company Future BioSolutions, Emily plans to make this cost-effective test available across the world. Her hope is that QUANTIPHAGE CT will be the first of many novel biosensor technologies to emerge from Future BioSolutions.