The Keilin Memorial Lecture was first awarded in 1964 to commemorate the late David Keilin.
The lecturer and subject of the lecture are selected, by the Awards Committee, from a field related to the interests of Keilin in bioenergetics, electron transfer and mitochondrial biology. The winner of the awards is given the opportunity to present a lecture at a Society Conference. The award is presented every other year, however, the Society has the power to modify this programme.
The Keilin Lecturer receives a medal and £2000 prize money and the awardee is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.
The 2018 Keilin Memorial Lecturer, Neil Hunter (University of Sheffield, UK) will present his award lecture in 2018.