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Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture

Sir Henry Wellcome FRS, whose pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Company one of the four large companies to eventually merge to form GlaxoSmithKline. Credit: Wellcome Trust

The award

The award was initially established following a donation from The Wellcome Foundation. Since 2002 it has been supported by GlaxoSmithKline Limited. The first award was made in 1980.

The Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture is awarded biennially for original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences published within ten years from the date of the award. There is no restriction on the nationality of the recipient.

The medal is of gold and is accompanied by a gift of £2,500. The award is normally made to one individual and the winner is called upon to deliver a lecture at the Society.

Past winners

Professor Andrew Hattersley FMedSci FRS was awarded the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture 2016 for his work on genetic and physiological studies of patients with common subtypes of monogenic diabetes revolutionising treatment for these patients.

Dr Nicholas Lydon FRS was awarded the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture 2014 for the development of the drug imatinib, a targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has transformed the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) and is a paradigm for cancer drug discovery.

See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture.

GSKThis award is supported by GlaxoSmithKline Limited.