International Award

2020 winner Wai-Hong Tham

The International Award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding and independent 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. 

Each awardee is given:

  • A grant to attend a relevant event or training course 
  • A trophy 
  • The opportunity to deliver their lecture at a Society event or webinar 
  • An invitation to submit an article to one of our Biochemical Society Journals, published by Portland Press, with any fees waived 
  • The recipient will be expected to act as an ambassador for the Biochemical Society’s international activities 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded annually 
  • Recognizes outstanding and independent 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 
  • Nominees can be of any nationality 
  • Nominees are typically mid-career, within 10-20 years of receiving their highest qualification 
  • Nominees must demonstrate commitment to build, support, and nurture future talent 
  • This award is only open to individuals 

The Awards Committee will consider the following aspects of all nominations for the International Award as appropriate:

  • Originality of research
  • Impact of research
  • Quality of outputs – publications and/or patents and/or software
  • Commitment to build, support, and nurture future talent e.g., mentorship
  • Other indicators of esteem demonstrated by the nominator 

James Murphy will present his award lecture at the joint IUBMB-FEBS-PABMB Congress on Monday 11 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Antonina Roll-Mecak will present her award lecture at Dynamic Cell V between 17 – 20 April 2023

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Recipients

  • 2023: Antonina Roll-Mecak
  • 2022: James Murphy
  • 2021: Brandt Eichman
  • 2020: Wai-Hong Tham
  • 2018: Job Dekker
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