Peter Wildy Prize Lecture
Awarded annually to an individual for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education and/or communication in order to stimulate interest and understanding in the subject. This may include university teaching or education of the general public, school students or professional groups and is without restriction on the area of microbiology in which the award is made.
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 Microbiology Today. This decision will be at the discretion of the Editor.
Nominations for the 2020 Peter Wildy Prize Lecture are now closed.
Please see below for a list of past winners.
Peter Wildy Prize Lecture 2019: Professor Laura Bowater - Microbes, medicines and me
|2019||L. Bowater||Microbes, medicines and me|
|2018||T. Hammarton||Explorations in microbiology: inspiring the next generation|
|2016||W. Barclay||Influenza – a world of discoveries, outbreaks and controversy|
|2015||S. Park||Exploring The Invisible: adventures in art and microbiology|
|2014||S. Curry||Science communication: a communicable disease?|
|2013||D. Bhella||Beautiful and a little bit scary... viruses and science communication|
|2012||V.R. Racaniello||Educating the World about Microbes|
|2011||A.C. Hilton||...But is it as Dirty as a Toilet Seat?|
|2010||S. Assinder||How the Mushroom Got its Spots and Other Stories|
|2008||C. Smith||Stripping Down Science: The Naked Scientists|
|2007||S. Cutting||Ten Years in Vietnam|
|2006||R.E. Sockett||Not Just Germs - Bringing Bacteria to Life|
|2005||J. Verran||Yes, but is it Microbiology? (Using Links Between Microbiology and Art in Undergraduate Programmes)|
|2004||N.R. Thomson||Taking an Educated Guess: the ART of Whole Genome Analysis|
|2003||R.A. Killington||Walking with the Viruses|
|2002||J.M. Grainger||Heeding the Unseen: a Necessary Life Skill|
|2001||A.J. Cann||Microbiology and the Web: a Nerd's Eye View|