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The Centenary Award

Centenary AwardIn 2011, to celebrate its first 100 years, the Biochemical Society introduced a new award to replace the Jubilee Lecture. 


The Centenary Award is awarded annually to a biochemist of distinction from any part of the world.

The winner of the award presents the Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Lecture (the original award and medal are no longer a separate award) and is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned journal.


The Lecturer receives an honorarium of £3000 and the Centenary medal. The award was designed by the artist Tom Phillips.

The 2016 Centenary Award will be awarded to Patrick Cramer at the 80th Harden Conference: Machines on Genes IV - Mechanisms of Actions of Large Macromolecular Machines on Genes Across Biological Scales at Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield, UK, 31 July—4 August 2016.


Past recipients:


2016: Patrick Cramer

2015: Chris Marshall

2013: G. Marius Clore 

2012: David Baker 

2011: Nahum Sonenberg