The Novartis Medal and Prize is awarded annually in recognition of contributions to the development of any branch of biochemistry. The award is for work carried out in the UK or Republic of Ireland but is open to candidates of any nationality.
The recipient of the Prize receives the Novartis Medal and an honorarium of £3000. The award lecture is delivered at a Society conference, and the awardee is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.
The award was donated in 1964 by the Ciba Laboratories, Horsham (later Ciba-Geigy).
The 2016 Novartis Medal and Prize will be awarded to David Tollervey (University of Edinburgh, UK) at the 81st Harden Conference: RNA and Disease, Norton Park Hotel, Winchester, UK, 4 - 7 September 2016.