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Royal Society Mullard Award

 M1-mEGFP expression in the myenteric plexus - Is the basis for the side effects in gut of anti-cholinesterase activity via M1 activation
M1-mEGFP expression in the myenteric plexus - Is the basis for the side effects in gut of anti-cholinesterase activity via M1 activation

Nominations now open

The call for nominations is now open. There is a new nomination system in place and so please ensure you read through the guidance document fully. 

This year, the Society is encouraging nominations of joint collaborations, groups or teams for almost all its medals to better represent how contemporary science is undertaken. In addition, the Society is extremely keen to broaden the diversity of those nominated for its awards, so do please consider all contacts and colleagues.  

You do not have to be a Fellow of the Royal Society to nominate or be nominated for any of the Royal Society medals and awards.

Nominations close on Friday 24 February 2023 at 3pm GMT.

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Mullard Award 2022 winner

MilliganGraeme Milligan

The Royal Society Mullard Award 2022 is awarded to Professor Graeme Milligan for his global leadership in pharmacological and translational studies, his successful "spinning-out" of academic research and his longstanding underpinning support for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

The award

The Royal Society Mullard Award was provided by a gift to the Society by the Board of Directors of Mullard Ltd. The Mullard Award is awarded to those who have an outstanding academic record in any area of natural science, engineering or technology and to individuals or teams whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity. The medal is of silver gilt medal, is awarded on the occasion of a suitable candidate being identified by the award's selection committee, and is accompanied by a travel grant of £1,500 and a gift of £2,000.


The Royal Society Mullard award is open to UK/Commonwealth/Republic of Ireland citizens or those who have been residents for three or more years. There are no restrictions on career stage and nominations will remain valid and shall be considered by the award selection committee throughout three nomination cycles. Teams or groups may now be nominated for this award.


Nominations are now open.

Past winners

Professor Stephen Davies was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award 2021 for his long and successful record in converting brilliant academic ideas to commercial successes with world impact in the biotech sector.

Professor Stephen Jackson FMedSci FRS was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award 2020 for pioneering research on DNA repair mechanisms and synthetic lethality that led to the discovery of olaparib, which has reached blockbuster status for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancers.

Professor Hagan Bayley FRS was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award 2019 for the invention of stochastic nanosensing, a generalised sequencing method for biopolymers which has delivered ultrarapid, distributable, wide-scale, 'long-read' genome sequencing. 

See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Mullard Award.

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