The Biochemical Society wishes to recognize the impact of research carried out by early career scientists i.e. those who have no more than five years postdoctoral research experience. It is expected that successful candidates will have produced international quality research outputs, and be able to demonstrate ambitions and aspirations consistent with the potential to achieve world-leading status. These awards will, on a 2 year cycle, recognize the breadth of science across the Society's Theme Panels. Each awardee will receive an honorarium of £1000 and a medal.
Criteria for nomination
Nominees must, at the time of the awards nomination deadline (1 January), have no more than five years postdoctoral research experience. Nominees should have produced international quality research outputs, a significant proportion of which should arise from work performed in the UK or RoI.
Nomination packs must include:
- the candidate's CV
- a brief research statement
- a nominating letter
- two letters of support (at least one of which must come from outside the nominee's institute).
Procedure: nominations will first be considered by the appropriate Theme Panel and then the final decisions will be made by the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee will take into account nominations where the researcher has lost time in their career through family commitments, illness, late entry into higher education or other good reasons.
Call for nominations:
Odd years (e.g. 2015, 2017, 2019...)
- Energy and Metabolism
Even years (e.g. 2014, 2016, 2018...)
- Molecular Structure and Function
- Biological Systems
- Computational Biology
The winners of the 2012 Early Career Research awards are:
Tracey Gloster (University of St. Andrews, UK) -
Theme Panel II: Molecular Structure and Function
Tracey Gloster delivered her award lecture at the Annual Sumposium - Frontiers in biological catalysis, 10-12 January 2012, Robinson College Cambridge, UK.
Sovan Sarkar (Whitehead Institute, MIT, USA) - Theme Panel IV: Cell Biology
Sovan Sarker presented his award lecture at LRRK2: function and dysfunction
28—30 March 2012, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Sander van Kasteren (Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands) - Theme Panel VI: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Sander van Kasteren's award lecture took place on 10 May at the University of Oxford, UK.
Vidya Chandran (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK) - Theme Panel VII: Mechanisms of Development and Disease
Vidya Chandran delivered her award lecture at the 73rd Harden Conference - Machines on genes II, 19—23 August 2012, St Anne's College, Oxford, UK.