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Gabor Medal

Dennis Gabor FRS

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.

Nominations for the Gabor Medal 2017 have now closed. Medallists will be announced in July with the next round of nominations opening in November 2017. 

Past winners

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.

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.