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The Biochemical Society Early Career Research Awards

 

These Biochemical Society awards recognize the impact of research carried out by early career scientists i.e. those who have no more than six 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. Each awardee delivers a lecture at a Society conference, receives an honorarium of £1000, a medal and is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.

 

Criteria for nomination

Nominees must have no more than six years postdoctoral research experience at the time of the awards nomination deadline (31 January).  Nominees should have produced international quality research outputs, a significant proportion of which should arise from work performed in the UK or Republic of Irelend.

Nominations 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 an appropriate Theme Panel or Research Area although the final decisions will be made by the Awards Committee. Nominations where the researcher has had a career break e.g. through family commitments, illness or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards committee.

 

Call for nominations:

Odd years (e.g. 2017, 2019, 2021...)

  • Genes
  • Energy and Metabolism
  • Signalling
  • Biotechnology

Even years (e.g. 2016, 2018, 2020...)

  • Molecular Structure and Function
  • Cells
  • Biological Systems
  • Computational Biology

 

The 2017 Early Career Research Award Winners:

 

Alexander Büll (University of Düsseldorf, Germany) has been awarded the 2017 Biotechnology Early Career Research Award

 

Edward Chouchani (Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA) has been awarded the 2017 Energy and Metabolism Early Career Research Award


Thi (Kelly) Nguyen (University of Cambridge, UK) has been awarded the Genes Early Career Research Award


Maria Romina Girotti (University of Manchester, UK) has been awarded the Signalling Early Career Research Award