The Colworth Medal is a prestigious annual award for outstanding research by a biochemist of any nationality who has carried out the majority of their work in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Donated in 1963 by Unilever Research Colworth Laboratory, the award is made to a scientist who is within 10 years of PhD completion, at the time of the awards nomination deadline (31 January).

Those that have completed their PhD more than 10 years ago 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 submit an award nomination please click here.

The recipient is given:

  • The Colworth Medal
  • £3000 prize money
  • The opportunity to present a lecture at a Society conference
  • The opportunity to submit an article to a Society-owned publication

Dr Stephen Uphoff , the winner of the 2020 Colworth Medal, will present his award lecture at the Biochemical Society Conference ‘Machines on Genes’ on 3-7 May 2020.

Recipients

  • 2020: Stephan Uphoff
  • 2019: Melina Schuh
  • 2018: Matthew Johnson
  • 2017: Markus Ralser
  • 2016: David Grainger
  • 2015: Helen Walden (pictured)  
  • 2014: M. Madan Babu
  • 2013: Robin May
  • 2012: Akhilesh Reddy
  • 2011: Sarah Teichmann
  • 2010: Mark Dillingham
  • 2009: Giles Hardingham
  • 2008: John Rouse
  • 2007: Frank Sargent 
    2006: Simon Boulton
  • 2005: Ian Collinson
  • 2004: James H. Naismith
  • 2003: David J. Owen
  • 2002: Thomas Owen-Hughes
  • 2001: Andrew D. Sharrocks
  • 2000: Dario R. Alessi 
  • 1999: Nigel S. Scrutton
  • 1998: David Barford 
  • 1997: Stephen P. Jackson 
  • 1996: Sheena Radford
  • 1995: Jonathon Pines
  • 1994: R.L. Stephens 
    1993: Nicholas C. Tonks
    1992: Angus I. Lamond
  • 1991: Michael A.J. Ferguson

 

  • 1990: David W. Melton
  • 1988: Hugh R.B. Pelham
  • 1987: C. Peter Downes
  • 1986: Gregory P. Winter 
  • 1985: Alec J. Jeffreys
  • 1984: Miles D. Houslay
  • 1983: E. Oldfield
  • 1982: David M.J. Lilley
  • 1981: T.H. Rabbitts
  • 1980: R.A. Flavell
  • 1979: Ronald A. Laskey
  • 1978: Timothy E. Hardingham
  • 1977: Philip Cohen
  • 1976: G.G. Brownlee
  • 1975: W.J. Brammar
  • 1974: David R. Trentham
  • 1973: J.C. Metcalfe
  • 1972: J.M. Ashworth
  • 1971: A.R. Williamson
  • 1970: D.A. Rees
  • 1969: George K. Radda
  • 1968: P.B. Garland
  • 1967: L.J. Morris
  • 1966: M.H. Richmond
  • 1965: J.B. Chappell
  • 1964: Jamshed R. Tata
  • 1963: Hans L. Kornberg