The Morton Lecture was first awarded in 1978 to commemorate the late R.A. Morton. The winners of the award lectureship demonstrate they have made an outstanding contribution to lipid biochemistry.
The late R.A. Morton was Johnston Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool and the current incumbent of that Chair sits with the Awards Committee when the Morton Lecturer is selected.
The Morton Lectureship is awarded every other year at the University of Liverpool and the winner is also given the opportunity to present their lecture at a Society Event. The lecturer receives £2000 prize money and is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.