The Morton Lecture was first awarded in 1978 to commemorate the late R.A. Morton.  The winners of the award lectureship demonstrate they have made an outstanding contribution to lipid biochemistry.

The late R.A. Morton was Johnston Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool and the current incumbent of that Chair sits with the Awards Committee when the Morton Lecturer is selected.

The Morton Lectureship is awarded every other year at the University of Liverpool and the winner is given:

  • The opportunity to present their lecture at a Society Event
  • £2000 prize money
  • The opportunity to submit an article to a Society-owned publication

Professor Gurdyal Singh Besra, the winner of the 2020 Morton Lecture, will present his award lecture at ‘The Rise of Lipidation in Cell Biology and Disease’ event on 24 August 2020

Recipients

  • 2020: Gurdyal S Besra
  • 2018: Michael Wakelam
  • 2016: John Harwood
  • 2014: Harvey McMahon
  • 2012: Kai Simons
  • 2010: Peter Cullen
  • 2008: Roger Williams
  • 2006: Philip Hawkins
  • 2004: Peter J. Parker   
  • 2002: Robert H. Michell   
  • 1999: Anthony Watts
  • 1996: R.M. Evans 

  • 1995: M. Kates
  • 1994: Robin F. Irvine 
  • 1992: S.-I. Hakomori 
  • 1989: R.E. Pagano
  • 1987: J.N. Hawthorne
  • 1985: H.C. Rilling
  • 1983: Trevor W. Goodwin
  • 1981: H.F. DeLuca
  • 1979: L.L.M. van Deenen
  • 1978: K. Schreiber
  • 2000: Roger Sayle
  • 1996: Peter Dunhill
  • 1994: Keith May