04.04.2018

Eleven eminent scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the annual Biochemical Society Awards.

Each winner exemplifies the very best of the bioscience community in fields ranging from cell and developmental biology to endocrinology.

Professor Colin D Bingle, Chair of the Awards Committee, said:

“The Biochemical Society Awards are the perfect way to honour exceptional scientists within the bioscience community every stage of their careers. As ever the standard of the nominees was exceptionally high and our winners can be justifiably proud of their achievements. The awards are a real tribute to the talent within the bioscience community. On behalf of the Society, I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, every one of whom has made outstanding contributions in their respective fields. Well done.” 

2019 Biochemical Society Award Winners

 •  AstraZeneca Award: Professor Ervin Fodor, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK
 •  Biochemical Society Award: Professor Paul Bieniasz, The Rockefeller University, USA
 •  Centenary Award: Professor R. John Ellis, University of Warwick, UK
 •  Colworth Medal: Dr Melina Schuh, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
 •  Industry and Academic Collaboration Award: Professor Maddy Parsons, King’s College London, UK
 •  The Novartis Medal and Prize: Professor Dame Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK
 •  Sir Philip Randle Lecture: Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge, UK
 •  Teaching Excellence Award: Professor Luciane Vieira de Mello, University of Liverpool, UK
 •  Early Career Research Award: Biotechnology: Dr Michael Booth, University of Oxford, UK
 •  Early Career Research Award: Genes: Dr Ana Casañal, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), UK
 •  Early Career Research Award: Signalling: Dr Qian Wu, University of Cambridge, UK



You can read more about the recipients here.


All of the award prizes and medal lectureships will take place in 2019 and all award winners will be invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.