Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture
Awarded annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the discipline of microbiology.
Marjory Stephenson was the second President of the Society 1947-1949 and a distinguished pioneer of chemical microbiology.
The recipient of the Prize Lecture 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 for Prize Lectures 2019 and the 2020 Prize Medal are now closed.
Please see below for a list of past winners.
Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture 2018: Professor Geoffrey Smith - Vaccinia Virus: a portrait of a poxvirus
|2018||G. L. Smith||Vaccinia virus: a portrait of a poxvirus|
|2017||S. Busby||Transcription activation in bacteria: ancient and modern|
|2016||S. Oliver||Petri plates to Petri nets: the path to systems microbiology|
|2015||R. Weiss||What's the host and what's the microbe?|
|2014||L. Piddock||Understanding the Basis of Antibiotic Resistance as a Platform for Early Drug Discovery|
|2012||Y. Chang & P.S. Moore||Old Themes and New Variations in Human Tumor Virology|
|2010||J. Tommassen||Assembly of Outer Membrane Proteins in Bacteria and Mitochondria|
|2008||A.B. Rickinson||Studies with an Oncogenic Virus: How to Survive a Lifetime with EBV|
|2006||Sir John Skehel||Invasion by Influenza Viruses|
|2004||S. Falkow||Thoughts on Persistent Bacterial Infections|
|2002||S.T. Cole||Comparative and Functional Genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis|
|2000||D.W. Holden||In vivo Genetic Analysis of Salmonella Virulence|
|1998||R. Thauer||Biochemistry of Methanogenesis|
|1996||K. Gull||Oneness and Otherness in Eukaryotic Microbes|
|1994||A.P.J. Trinci||Evolution of the Quorn® Myco-protein Fungus Fusarium graminearum|
|1992||J.R. Guest||Oxygen-regulated Gene Expression in E. coli|
|1990||P.M. Nurse (now Sir Paul)||On Fission|