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The Centenary Award

Centenary Award


In 2011 the Biochemical Society introduced the Centenary Award to replace the Jubilee Lecture


The Centenary Award is awarded annually to a biochemist of distinction from any part of the world.

The winner of the award is given the opportunity to present the Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Lecture at a Society conference (the original award and medal are no longer a separate award) and is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.


The Lecturer receives £3000 prize money and the Centenary medal. The award was designed by the artist Tom Phillips.


Past recipients:

2019: R. John Ellis

2018: Frank McCormick

2017: Salvador Moncada

2016: Patrick Cramer

2015: Chris Marshall


2013: G. Marius Clore 

2012: David Baker 

2011: Nahum Sonenberg