Biochemical Society Undergraduate Recognition Awards are offered for institutions to award, at their discretion, to an outstanding undergraduate in any year of study. The course of study must be related to biochemistry or molecular bioscience. Applications must be made through your Local Ambassador.  Please note Student Ambassadors are not eligible to apply for an Undergraduate Recognition Award. If your institution does not have a Local Ambassador, why not become one yourself? 

Award details

The Society will provide:

  • £50 cash prize paid to the winning student
  • One year free undergraduate or postgraduate membership of the Biochemical Society for the winning student
  • A certificate for the winning student
  • A package of student membership brochures, flyers and The Biochemist magazine for display at the prize-giving event

As a condition of the prize, the Society asks the institution to:

  • Announce the prize as “The Biochemical Society Undergraduate Recognition Award”
  • Display Society branded promotional materials
  • Send a photograph of the prize presentation after the event

Please note: Only one prize will be awarded per institution per year.

For further information please contact the Grants department >

Awardees: 2021

  • Afzaal Tufail, Sheffield Hallam University 
  • Alexandra Wong, University of Hertfordshire 
  • Caroline McKenzie, University of Newcastle 
  • Carys Williams, University of St. Andrews 
  • Emma-Elizabeth De Mecquenem-Clarke, University of Reading 
  • Gabriela Nikolova, Aberystwyth University 
  • Gauri Deak, University of Edinburgh (Joint) 
  • George Hearle, Keele University  
  • Hannah Hateley, Lancaster University 
  • Himath Perera, Swansea University 
  • Kathleen Smith , University of Strathclyde 
  • Nathan Bowers, Liverpool John Moores University 
  • Nicole Benfield, University of Birmingham 
  • Ottavia Olson, University of York 
  • Paddy Harker, University of Edinburgh (Joint) 
  • Riming Huang, University of Oxford 
  • Ruby Jane Mitchell, University of Leeds 
  • Yusra Sherif, Kingston University 
  • Zahra Tanweer, University of Bedfordshire