Prêmios oferecidos pela Biochemical Society

International Award - £2,000 prize money

The International Award is presented annually and recognizes distinguished and independent interdisciplinary research that illustrates the importance of the molecular biosciences in the advancement of life sciences research.

The research should have been conducted outside of the UK and Ireland by a scientist of any nationality. The recipient will be expected to act as an ambassador for the Biochemical Society’s international activities. The award aims to recognise the achievements of early to mid-career scientists who are within 20 years of PhD completion. Nominees that have completed their PhD more than 20 years ago but who have had a career break e.g. through family commitments, illness or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards Committee.

The award recipient will be invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication and will receive £2,000 prize money.

The inaugural International Award will be awarded in 2018 to Job Dekker from the Howard Hughes Medial Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Job will deliver a lecture at the 24th IUBMB and 15th FAOBMB Congress in Seoul, Korea, 4-8 June 2018.

The Centenary Award - £3000 prize money

In 2011 the Biochemical Society introduced the Centenary Award to replace the Jubilee Lecture. The Centenary Award is awarded annually to a biochemist of distinction from any part of the world.

The winner of the award is given the opportunity to present the Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Lecture at a Society conference (the original award and medal are no longer a separate award) and is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.

The Lecturer receives £3000 prize money and the Centenary medal. The award was designed by the artist Tom Phillips.

The 2018 Centenary Award winner is Frank McCormick (University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA) , details about his award lecture presentation and how to attend will be added in 2018.

The Sir Philip Randle Lecture - £2000 prize money

The Sir Philip Randle lectureship is awarded biennially to a scientist from any part of the world. The awardee is selected on the basis of their contribution to the understanding of mammalian metabolism. The Lecturer will be awarded £2000 prize money and certificate. The awardee is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.

This award was instituted in honour of the late Professor Sir Philip Randle (pictured), who was one of the world’s foremost researchers into mammalian metabolism. His career spanned some 5 decades during which he provided a series of brilliant insights into the fundamental mechanisms that determine the selection of fuels by muscle and other tissues. Many of his findings were concerned with insulin’s role in metabolism and with the control of the hormone’s secretion from the beta cells in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans.

The ideas generated by his investigations laid the foundations for countless subsequent studies and have a direct bearing on the understanding of diabetes. Sir Philip was knighted in 1985 and was President of the Biochemical Society from 1995 to 2000.

The 2017 winner of the Sir Philip Randle Lecture is Geoffrey D Holman. Geoffrey will present his award lecture at the Society conference entitled ‘Insulin and exercise signalling for glucose homeostasis and metabolic health’ on 6-8 September 2017 at the University of Bath, UK. Find out more here.