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Francis Crick Medal and Lecture

Simon Myers

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The call for nominations is now open. 

For information on how to nominate including guidance notes please visit the nominations page. The closing date for nominations is 18.00 GMT on 30 January 2017. 

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The award

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 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.

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. 

Past winners

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.