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The Thudichum Medal

Thudichum MedalThudichum Medal Lectures were inaugurated in 1974 to honour eminent scientists who have made outstanding contributions to neurochemistry and related subjects. Professor J.L.W.Thudichum (1829-1901) was a pioneer of brain chemistry over a century ago. For more information, see a history of the Thudichum Medal Lecture.


From 2015, the Thudichum Medal Lectures will honour eminent scientists who have made outstanding contributions to neuroscience and related subjects.


The recipient of the award receives the Thudichum Medal and £2000 prize money. The medal winner is given the opportunity to present a lecture at a Society conference and the awardee is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.


The 2017 Thudichum Medal will be presented to David Rubinsztein (University of Cambridge, UK) on 28 July 2017 at Charles Darwin House, London, UK at 5:30pm. The lecture is free to attend and spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve a place, please email the membership team

Past recipients:



2017: David Rubinsztein

2015: John Hardy

2013: M. Ehlers

2008: E. Barnard

2000: J. Watkins

1996: P. Greengard

1993: J.P. Changeux

1989: Julius Axelrod

1983: V.P. Whittaker

1980: H. Kosterlitz

1976: M. Vogt

1975: H. McIlwain

1974: H. Blascho