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
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.
Nominations for the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture 2017 have now closed. Medallists will be announced in July with the next round of nominations opening in November 2017.
Francis Crick Medallist 2017
The Francis Crick Medal and Lecture is awarded to Professor Simon Myers for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history.
Professor Myers will receive a medal of bronze, and a gift of £2,000 at the prize lecture in December 2017.
Dr Madan Babu Mohan was awarded the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture 2016 for his major and widespread contributions to computational biology.
Professor Rob Klose was awarded the Francis Crick Lecture 2015 for his research to understand how chromatin-based and epigenetic processes contribute to gene regulation.
See full list of all past winners of the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture.