Francis Crick Medal and Lecture
This prize lecture is given on a subject in the field of biology.
Francis Crick FRS (credit: Public Library of Science)
The Francis Crick Medal and Lecture is given annually in any field in the biological sciences. Preference is given to genetics, molecular biology and neurobiology, the general areas in which Francis Crick worked, and to fundamental theoretical work, which was the hallmark of Crick’s science.
The lectureship was endowed by Sydney Brenner FRS in memory of Francis Crick FRS. The first lecture was given in 2003. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £2,000.
The call for nominations is now closed. The next call for nominations will open in November 2015.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Awards Committee. Nominations are valid for one year.
The Committee will award the lectureship to an early career stage scientist, meaning candidates should have undertaken no more than 15 years of research work since gaining their PhD.
The award is open to citizens of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or those who have been ordinarily resident and working in a Commonwealth country or in the Irish Republic for a minimum of three years immediately prior to being proposed.
Most recent medallist
Dr Madan Babu Mohan was awarded the 2016 Francis Crick Lecture for his major and widespread contributions to computational biology.