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Nominations - 2017 Awards


Award Nominations - 2017



Do you know of an outstanding bioscientist who deserves recognition?


In 2017 the Biochemical Society will recognize established researchers and scientists in the early stages of their career. The Society would like to encourage nominations that reflect the diversity of the bioscience community including the gender balance

The deadline for Nominations was 31 January 2016.

Nominations for the Early Career Research Awards only were extended to 7 February 2016.


Making an award nomination



The Society requests that you submit the following information online:



  • a letter nominating the candidate which summarizes his/her achievements and clearly describes the context in which these meet the particular award criteria. Nomination letters should not be more than two sides of A4.       
  •  two supporting letters from eminent colleagues confirming suitability for the award. Supporting letters should not be more that two sides of A4.

  • a brief CV (2 sides of A4) and list of the top twenty recent publications, except for the Colworth Medal and Early Career Research Awards, where the candidate's full CV and list of all publications to date are required.  In addition, nominations for the Early Career Research Award should include a brief research document to highlight the nominee's research career (to date).

  • Details of any career break taken (for the Colworth Medal and Early Career Research Awards).  Please include the reason for a career break (a career break is considered as any period of time where the nominee is out of work, for reasons including, but not limited to, redundancy, maternity/paternity or adoption leave, extended leave to perform a carer role, and/or as a consequence of relocation). The length of the career break is required. As a guide, the length of career break for maternity or paternity leave should not exceed one year per child. 

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, nominations are valid for one further round beyond the year nominated, where the career stage criteria of awards permit.

Questions? Contact Rowena Mitchell, Membership Manager

The following awards will be awarded in 2017:

The Biochemical Society Award  
The Centenary Award
The Colworth Medal
Early Career Research Award: Biotechnology
Early Career Research Award: Energy and Metabolism
Early Career Research Award: Signalling
Early Career Research Award: Genes

The Heatley Medal and Prize
The Novartis Medal and Prize
The Sir Philip Randle Lecture
The Thudichum Medal Lecture


Nominations are now closed