Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture

This prize lecture is made for original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences.

Paul Nurse Sir Paul Nurse FRS was awarded the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture in 1992.

The Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture is awarded biennially  for 'original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences published within ten years from the date of the award'. There is no restriction on the nationality of the recipient.

The award was initially established following a donation from The Wellcome Foundation. Since 2002 it has been supported by GlaxoSmithKline Limited. The first award was made in 1980.

The medal is of gold and is accompanied by a gift of £2,500. The award is normally made to one individual and the winner is called upon to deliver a lecture at the Society. 

Nominations

The call for nominations is now closed. The next call for nominations will open in November 2016.

The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Award Committee. Nominations are valid for three cycles of consideration with re-nomination possible after one cycle has passed. Employees of GlaxoSmithKline are not eligible for the award.

Nicholas Lydon - GSK

Most recent medallist

Dr Nicholas Lydon FRS was awarded the 2014 Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture for the development of the drug imatinib, a targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has transformed the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) and is a paradigm for cancer drug discovery.

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Ferrier Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the structure and function of the nervous system.

Francis Crick Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of biology.

Kavli Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the environment or energy.

Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and microscopy.

Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture: For excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.

Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture: For original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences.

Royal Society Milner Award: For outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.

Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture: To support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Rutherford Memorial Lecture: An exchange lecture between university centres in the Commonwealth, with at least one in three delivered in New Zealand.

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the social function of science, the philosophy of science or the history of science.

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This award is supported by GlaxoSmithKline Limited.
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