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The Centenary Award

The Centenary Award is awarded annually to a molecular bioscientist based on the impact of their research and a demonstrable commitment to build, support, and nurture talent within the scientific community.

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

The recipient is given:

  • £3,000 prize money  
  • The Centenary Medal (designed by the artist Tom Philips)
  • The opportunity to present the Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Lecture at a Society event or webinar 
  • An invitation to submit an article to one of our journals, with any fees waived

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded annually to a biochemist of distinction by virtue of the impact of their research, along with commitment to build, support, and nurture talent within the scientific community 
  • Nominees are typically senior career 
  • Open to nominees based in the UK or internationally 
  • This award is only open to individuals 

The Awards Committee will consider the following aspects of all nominations for The Centenary Award as appropriate:

  • Originality of research 
  • Impact of research 
  • Quality of outputs – publications and/or patents and/or software 
  • Commitment to build, support, and nurture future talent e.g., mentorship 
  • Other indicators of esteem demonstrated by the nominator    
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Nominations for the 2024 Awards have now closed.

The Biochemical Society Awards programme is presented annually. Find out how to nominate in a future round. 

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Chris Marshall