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Gabor Medal

The Gabor Medal

Gabor medallist 2020

David StuartProfessor David Stuart FMedSci FRS

The Gabor Medal 2020 is awarded to Professor David Stuart FMedSci FRS for his seminal contributions to understanding virus structure and application to vaccine design, as well as driving the application of engineering and physical science to the life sciences.

Professor Stuart's achievement will be celebrated at Anniversary Day on 30 November 2020. The prize is given with a medal and gift of £2,000.

Return to this year's Royal Society medal, award and prize winners.

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 2020. 

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Past winners

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng FRS was awarded the Gabor Medal 2019 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 Cait MacPhee CBE was awarded the Gabor Medal 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 2017 for his outstanding contributions to computational biology, and their impact across many areas of the life sciences.  

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