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Gabor Medal

BsIA protein forming a water repellent layer on top of a biofilm. Image courtesy of Professor MacPhee.

The award

The Gabor Medal is awarded annually for acknowledged distinction of interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines.

The award was created in memory of the engineer Dennis Gabor FRS (PDF), Nobel Prize winner and inventor of holography. The first award was made in 1989 and the lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £2,000. 

Past winners

Professor Cait MacPhee CBE was awarded the 2018 Gabor Medal for her seminal contributions to understanding protein aggregation that informed our approach to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes, and opened up new opportunities for creating self-assembled functional biopolymers

Professor Richard Durbin FRS was awarded the 2017 Gabor Medal for his outstanding contributions to computational biology, and their impact across many areas of the life sciences.  

Professor Benjamin David Simons was awarded the 2015 Gabor Medal for his work analysing stem cell lineages in development, tissue homeostasis and cancer, revolutionising our understanding of stem cell behaviour in vivo.


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