This award lecture is now presented by the winner of the Centenary Award.
In the past, the award winner was asked to assess the impact of recent advances and developments in biochemistry in their particular field of research.
The chosen lecturer had considerable discretion in the choice of subject and either choose to discuss advances made in other fields of knowledge that have significant implications for their own field of biochemistry or to discuss how advances in biochemistry have impacted on other disciplines.
The award was made every 2/3 years and the winner is presented with the medal and an honorarium of £2000. The lecture is published in Biochemical Society Transactions.