The Portland Press Excellence in Science Award

The recipient of the award receives: 

Portland Press is the publishing arm subsidiary of the Biochemical Society. The Portland Press Excellence in Science Award is presented annually in recognition of contributions to the development of any branch of the molecular biosciences. The award is for work carried out in the UK or Republic of Ireland and is open to candidates of any nationality. 

  • £3000 prize money 
  • A trophy 
  • The opportunity to present a lecture at a Society conference 
  • An invitation to submit an article to a Society-owned publication 

The award was donated in 1964 by the Ciba Laboratories, Horsham (later Ciba-Geigy and then Novartis).  The Novartis Medal and Prize has been renamed The Portland Press Excellence in Science Award from the 2021 round of award nominations. The last presentation of the Novartis Medal and Prize was made in 2019 to Caroline Dean (John Innes Centre).

Recipients

  • 2021: Bart Vanhaesebroeck
  • 2019: Caroline Dean
  • 2018: Laurence Pearl
  • 2017: Doreen Cantrell – Video
  • 2016: David Tollervey
  • 2015: Matthew Freeman 
  • 2014: Jeff Errington
  • 2013: Tony Kouzarides 
  • 2012: Ron Hay
  • 2011: Angus Lamond
  • 2010: D. Grahame Hardie
  • 2009: Louise Johnson
  • 2008: Stephen West
  • 2007: Adrian Bird
  • 2006: James Barber
  • 2005: Alan Hall
  • 2004: Jean D. Beggs
  • 2003: Ian D. Campbell
  • 2002: Michael S. Neuberger
  • 2001: Stephen Halford
  • 2000: K.E. Nagai
  • 1999: Christopher J. Marshall
  • 1998: Richard N. Perham
  • 1997: Ronald Laskey
  • 1996: John E. Walker
  • 1995: Christopher F. Higgins
  • 1994: J. Subak-Sharpe
  • 1993: T. Rabbitts
  • 1992: Philip Cohen
  • 1991: Paul Nurse
  • 1988: Robert H. Michell
  • 1987: Thomas L. Blundell
  • 1985: E.A. Barnard
  • 1984: Philip J. Randle
  • 1983: George K. Radda
  • 1981: I. Helen Muir
  • 1980: Sydney Brenner
  • 1979: J.B. Gurdon
  • 1978: J.R. Quayle
  • 1977: Cesar Milstein
  • 1976: Samuel V. Perry 
  • 1975: E.F. Hartree 
  • 1974: E. Kodicek 
  •  1973: Peter D. Mitchell
  • 1972: R.T. Williams
  • 1971: D.H. Northcote
  • 1970: D.C. Phillips
  • 1969: Trevor W. Goodwin
  • 1968: William J. Whelan
  • 1967: D.M. Blow
  • 1966: R.R. Porter
  • 1965: J.W. Cornforth and G.J. Popjak

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