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Gabor Medal

The Gabor Medal

Gabor medallist 2019

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRSProfessor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRS

The Gabor Medal 2019 is awarded to Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRS for developing solutions to a number of key problems in biomedical image analysis and substantially advancing automatic extraction of clinically useful information from medical ultrasound scans.

Professor Noble will receive a medal and a gift of £2,000 at the Society’s Anniversary Day meeting on 29 November 2019. 

The award

The Gabor Medal is now 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. The medal is of silver gilt, is awarded annually and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000. 


The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations opens in November 2019. 

Past winners

Professor Cait MacPhee CBE was awarded the Gabor Medal in 2018 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 Gabor Medal in 2017 for his outstanding contributions to computational biology, and their impact across many areas of the life sciences.  

Professor Benjamin David Simons was awarded the Gabor Medal in 2015 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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