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Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

Dopaminergic neuron (Thomas McWilliams & Alan Prescott)

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 awarded annually, is accompanied by a bronze medal and a gift of £2,000.

Past winners

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

Dr Madan Babu Mohan was awarded the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture 2016 for his major and widespread contributions to computational biology. 

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