Prize Medal

Awarded annually to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in his or her field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.

The recipient of the Prize Medal will receive £1,000 and be expected to give a lecture based on the work for which the award has been made to a meeting of the Society. The recipient will be strongly encouraged to publish the lecture in one of the Society’s journals, whichever is the most suitable. This decision will be at the discretion of the Editors of the journals.

Nominations should be supported by a statement describing the nominee's microbiological research and its far-reaching impact, a brief curriculum vitae (if possible to obtain) and a full bibliography of his or her work.

Please see below for a list of past winners.

INTERVIEW WITH 2016 PRIZE MEDAL WINNER PROFESSOR PHILIPPE SANSONETTI
PRIZE MEDAL LECTURE 2016: PROFESSOR PHILIPPE SANSONETTI – DECRYPTING MICROBE–HOST SIGNALS IN THE INTESTINAL CRYPT: FROM HOMEOSTASIS TO PATHOLOGY
2016 Philippe Sansonetti Decrypting microbe–host signals in the intestinal crypt: from homeostasis to pathology
2015 Sir David Baulcombe The small RNA link in antiviral defense and epigenetics
2014 Rita Colwell Climate change, oceans, and infectious disease: Cholera pandemics as a model
2013 Harald zur Hausen Infections causing human cancers: why do some ubiquitous infections mainly cause regional cancers?
2012 Julian E. Davies Molecules, Microbes and Me
2011 Sir David Hopwood Streptomyces genomics: new routes to antibiotic discovery
2010 Sir Paul Nurse Controlling the Cell Cycle
2009 Stanley B. Prusiner Prion Biology and Disease