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International Award


New for 2018, the International Award will be presented annually and recognizes distinguished and independent interdisciplinary research that illustrates the importance of the molecular biosciences in the advancement of life sciences research.  The research should have been conducted outside of the UK and Ireland by a scientist of any nationality.  The recipient will be expected to act as an ambassador for the Biochemical Society’s international activities. The award aims to recognise the achievements of early to mid-career scientists who are within 20 years of PhD completion.


Nominees that have completed their PhD more than 20 years ago but who have had a career break e.g. through family commitments, illness or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards Committee.



The recipient of the award will be invited to deliver a lecture at the 24th IUBMB and 15th FAOBMB Congress in Seoul, Korea, 4-8 June 2018 or at a Society conference. The award winner’s travel, accommodation, conference registration and subsistence costs will be covered by the Society.  The Award recipient will be invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication and will receive £2,000 prize money.



The inaugural International Award will be awarded in 2018 to Job Dekker from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.