The 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 Republic of Ireland. Donated in 1963 by Unilever Research Colworth Laboratory, the award is made to a scientist who is within 10 years of PhD completion, at the time of the awards nomination deadline (31 January).
Those that have completed their PhD more than 10 years ago, but who have had a career break e.g. through family commitments, illness 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 awardee is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.
The 2016 Colworth Medal will be awarded to David Grainger (University of Birmingham) at the 80th Harden Conference: Machines on Genes IV on 31 July—4 August 2016 at Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield, UK.