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 RoI but is open to candidates of any nationality.
The recipient of the Prize receives the Novartis Medal and an honourarium of £3000. The award lecture is delivered at a Society conference, and proceedings are published in Biochemical Society Transactions.
The award was donated in 1964 by the Ciba Laboratories, Horsham (later Ciba-Geigy).
The 2013 Novartis Medal and Prize was presented to Tony Kouzarides (The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK) at the Annual Symposium: Epigenetic mechanisms in development and disease, 11—13 December 2012, University of Leeds, UK.