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The Colworth Medal

The Colworth MedalThe Colworth Medal is a prestigious annual award for outstanding research by a young biochemist of any nationality who has carried out the majority of their work in the UK or RoI. Donated in 1963 by Unilever Research Colworth Laboratory, the award is made to a scientist who is 35 years of age or under, at the time of the awards nomination deadline (1 January).

 

Those above this age limit, who have lost time early in their career through family commitments, illness, late entry into higher education or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards Committee.

 

The recipient, who receives an honorarium of £3000, delivers a lecture at a conference of the Society and at at Unilever Research Laboratories. The lecture is published in Biochemical Society Transactions.

 

The 2014 Colworth Medal will be presented to Madan Babu (MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK) at the Biochemical Society AGM on 1 December 2014

 

The 2015 Colworth Medal has been awarded to Helen Walden (University of Dundee, UK). Further information regarding the presentation of the 2015 Colworth Medal will be available shortly.


Past recipients:

 

2014: Madan Babu

2013: Robin May

2012: Akhilesh Reddy

2011: Sarah Teichmann

2010: Mark Dillingham

2009: Giles Hardingham

2008: John Rouse

2007: Frank Sargent 
2006: Simon Boulton

2005: Ian Collinson

2004: James H. Naismith

2003: David J. Owen

2002: Thomas Owen-Hughes

2001: Andrew D. Sharrocks

2000: Dario R. Alessi 

1999: Nigel S. Scrutton
1998: David Barford 
1997: Stephen P. Jackson 
1996: Sheena Radford

1995: Jonathon Pines

1994: R.L. Stephens 
1993: Nicholas C. Tonks
1992: Angus I. Lamond

1991: Michael A.J. Ferguson

1990: David W. Melton

1988: Hugh R.B. Pelham

1987: C. Peter Downes

1986: Gregory P. Winter 

1985: Alec J. Jeffreys

1984: Miles D. Houslay

1983: E. Oldfield

1982: David M.J. Lilley

1981: T.H. Rabbitts

1980: R.A. Flavell

1979: Ronald A. Laskey

1978: Timothy E. Hardingham

1977: Philip Cohen

1976: G.G. Brownlee

1975: W.J. Brammar

1974: David R. Trentham

1973: J.C. Metcalfe

1972: J.M. Ashworth

1971: A.R. Williamson

1970: D.A. Rees

1969: George K. Radda

1968: P.B. Garland

1967: L.J. Morris

1966: M.H. Richmond

1965: J.B. Chappell

1964: Jamshed R. Tata

1963: Hans L. Kornberg