Thudichum Medal Lectures were inaugurated in 1974 to honour eminent scientists who have made outstanding contributions to neurochemistry and related subjects. Professor J.L.W.Thudichum (1829-1901) was a pioneer of brain chemistry over a century ago. For more information, see a history of the Thudichum Medal Lecture.
From 2015, the Thudichum Medal Lectures will honour eminent scientists who have made outstanding contributions to neuroscience and related subjects.
The recipient of the award is given:
- The Thudichum Medal
- £2000 prize money
- The opportunity to present a lecture at a Society event
- The opportunity to submit an article to a Society-owned publication
Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini, the winner of the 2020 Thudichum Medal, presented her Medal lecture on 9 July 2020 as part of the Biochemistry Focus webinar series: Alpha-synuclein, a central player in neurodegenerative diseases.