The scientists receive the awards in recognition of their achievements in a wide variety of fields of research and development. The awards recognize the excellence of their work and the profound implications their work has had for the research community and wider society.

Madan Babu
(MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK)
Colworth Medal… Read The contribution of intrinsically disordered regions to protein function, cellular complexity, and human disease.

Juan Martin-Serrano
(King’s College London, London, UK)
GlaxoSmithKline Award… Read Growing functions of the ESCRT machinery in cell biology and viral replication.

Harvey McMahon
(MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK)
Morton Award

Vamsi Mootha
(Harvard Medical School, USA)
Keilin Award

John Burke
Early Career Research Award – Molecular Structure and Function… Read Probing the dynamic regulation of peripheral membrane proteins using hydrogen deuterium exchange–MS (HDX–MS).

Jeff Errington
(University of Newcastle, UK)
Novartis Prize and Medal… Read Cell wall-deficient, L-form bacteria in the 21st century: a personal perspective.

Shankar Balasubramanian
(University of Cambridge, UK)
Heatley Medal and Prize… Read Decoding genomes.

Susan Taylor
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, USA)
Biochemical Society Centenary Award

Melina Schuh
Early Career Research Award – Cells

Professor Steve Busby, Chairman of the Awards Committee, said, ‘In the year the Biochemical Society celebrates 50 years of the Colworth Medal, it seems fitting that the 2014 winners demonstrate the strong future of biomolecular research in the UK and internationally. Our awards programme looks to not only showcase work already completed but to look ahead to the possibility of research yet to be done’.  

Award lectures will be presented throughout 2014 and will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions.