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 £3000 prize money, is given the opportunity to present 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 2017 Colworth Medal winner is Markus Ralser (University of Cambridge and The Francis Crick Institute) , details regarding his award lecture presentation and how to attend will be added shortly.
The 2018 Colworth Medal winner is Matthew Johnson (University of Sheffield), details about his award lecture presentation and how to attend will be added in 2018.