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Gabor Medal

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

Gabor Medal winner 2018

Professor Cait MacPhee CBE FRSEProfessor Cait MacPhee CBE

The Gabor Medal 2018 is awarded to Professor Cait MacPhee CBE 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 MacPhee will receive a medal of silver gilt, and a gift of £2,000 at the Society’s Anniversary Day meeting on 30 November 2018. 

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 and the lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £2,000. 

The next round of nominations opens in November 2018. 

Past winners

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.

Professor Christofer Toumazou FREng FRS was awarded the Gabor Medal in 2013 for his success in applying semiconductor technology to biomedical and life-science applications, most recently to DNA analysis.

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