These Biochemical Society awards recognize the impact of research carried out in the molecular biosciences by early career scientists i.e. those who have no more than six years postdoctoral research experience. It is expected that successful candidates will have produced international quality research outputs, and be able to demonstrate ambitions and aspirations consistent with the potential to achieve world-leading status. Research areas include but are not limited to: genes, energy and metabolism, signalling, biotechnology, biological systems, molecular structure and function and cells. Each awardee is given the opportunity to present a lecture at a Society conference and receives £1000 prize money. Each winner receives a medal and is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.
Criteria for nomination
Nominees must have no more than six years postdoctoral research experience at the time of the awards nomination deadline (31 January). Nominees should have produced international quality research outputs, a significant proportion of which should arise from work performed in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
Those that have more than six years postdoctoral research experience and who have had a career break e.g. through family commitments, illness or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards Committee. For full details on this and how to nominate a candidate for an Early Career Research Award, please click here.
The 2018 Early Career Research Award Winners:
Yasin Dagdas (Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria) has been awarded the Cells Early Career Research Award
Wojciech Galej (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, France) has been awarded the Molecular Structure and Function Early Career Research Award