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International Award


The International Award is presented annually and recognizes distinguished and independent interdisciplinary research that illustrates the importance of the molecular biosciences in the advancement of life sciences research.  The research should have been conducted outside of the UK and Ireland by a scientist of any nationality.  The recipient will be expected to act as an ambassador for the Biochemical Society’s international activities. The award aims to recognise the achievements of early to mid-career scientists who are within 20 years of PhD completion.


 Nominees that have completed their PhD more than 20 years ago but who have had a career break e.g. through family commitments, illness or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards Committee.The award recipient will be invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication and will receive £2,000 prize money.



The inaugural International Award will be awarded in 2018 to Job Dekker from the Howard Hughes Medial Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Job will deliver a lecture at the 24th IUBMB and 15th FAOBMB Congress in Seoul, Korea, 4-8 June 2018.