The AstraZeneca Award


This award, generously supported by AstraZeneca, is made every 3 years in recognition of outstanding work which, through biomedical advances, leads to the development of a new reagent or method. The research should have been carried out in a UK or Republic of Ireland laboratory. 

The recipient is given:

  • £2,000 prize money  
  • The opportunity to present a 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 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded triennially 
  • Nominees work has led to a development of a new reagent or method 
  • Nominees are typically mid to senior career 
  • The research should have been carried out in a UK or Republic of Ireland laboratory 
  • Nominees can be either international or UK based 
  • This award is only open to individuals 

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

  • Originality of research 
  • Impact and scope 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

Sjors Scheres presented his award lecture on Wednesday 3 August as part of the Biochemistry Focus webinar series. View the recording here >

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Get in touch with our Awards Department if you have any questions   

Past recipients

  • 2005: Noreen Murray
  • 2001: Steven Oliver
  • 1998: Steven Homans
  • 1995: C. Nick Hales

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