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Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

Electron Microscopy reconstruction of Drosophila neurons by the Full Adult Fly Brain tracing community. Visualisation by Philipp Schlegel (Drosophila Connectomics Group, Dept Zoology & MRC LMB, Cambridge)

The award

The Francis Crick Medal and Lecture is awarded 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 co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule. The first lecture was given in 2003. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £2,000.

There are no restrictions on the age of nominees, but it is anticipated that the award will be made to a Recipient with a maximum of 15 years or equivalent post PhD by the closing date of the round. Nominees who have taken a career break will also be considered.

Past winners

Dr Gregory Jefferis will be awarded the 2019 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture at his prize lecture for his fundamental discoveries concerning the development and functional logic of sensory information processing.

Professor Miratul Muqit was awarded the 2018 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture in recognition of his research on cell signalling linked to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease. He will deliver his lecture in January 2019.

Professor Simon Myers was awarded the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture in 2017 for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history.

See full list of all past winners of the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture.


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