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 Gabor Medal is awarded biennially (in odd years) for acknowledged distinction of interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines.
Professor Benjamin David Simons was awarded the Gabor Medal 2015 for
his work analysing stem cell lineages in development, tissue homeostasis
and cancer, revolutionising our understanding of stem cell behaviour in
vivo. Benjamin Simons is delighted that the Royal Society would
recognize the value of theoretical approaches from the physical and
mathematical sciences in providing new insights into the regulation and
function of basic cell biological processes.
Professor Christofer Toumazou FREng FRS was awarded the Gabor
Medal 2013 for his success in applying semiconductor technology to biomedical
and life-science applications, most recently to DNA analysis.
See full list of all past winners of the Gabor Medal.