Science Communication

Congratulations to the 2022 winners (as below)

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Science Communication Prize

Each year the Biochemical Society has looked to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with an annual Science Communication Prize. In 2022, the Science Communication Prize will be open in two categories: one for written pieces and one for pieces in a media format (e.g. video or audio). Both categories will be open to Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Recent graduates (graduated in 2022) can still apply.

Written entries must be no longer than 1500 words and media entries should be 2 – 5 minutes long. Entries must be bioscience themed and aimed at the general public.

There will be a prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.  The educational stage of the entrants will be taken into consideration when judging the submissions. 

The winning entries in the written category will be published in the Society’s magazine, The Biochemist, and both written and media entries will be published on the Society’s website.

Winners of the 2022 Science Communication Prize

Written Category

1st Prize – Zuzana Osifová (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Meanwhile in an Anorexic Mind

2nd Prize – Natalie Bicknell (University of Leeds, UK)
Breaking News: plants can tell the time!

3rd Prize – Iris Floria (University of Glasgow, UK)
Microbial predators: an unlikely ally?

Media Category

1st Prize – Rosanna Culver (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Rolling Out Vaccines: The fight against COVID-19

2nd Prize – Leonardo Feletto (University of Leicester, UK)
How COVID-19 Spiked the interest for Structural Biology

3rd Prize – Martyna Kasprzyk (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Deciphering the Code of Protein Folding

The Prizes

Winning entries receive a cash prize, as well as a mentoring session with one of the judges of the Prize.

Past Winners

What makes a good science communication piece? Find out how to more, see previous winning entries from the competition.