This award recognizes an outstanding individual who has made an inspirational contribution to the biosciences and to industry–academia interactions. This award aims to recognize the achievements of an early to mid-career scientist who is within 20 years of PhD completion.

Nominees that have completed their PhD more than 20 years ago but who have had a career break e.g. through family commitments, illness or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards Committee. For full details on this and how to nominate please click here

The recipient of the award will be given the opportunity to deliver a lecture at a Society event, receive prize money of £2000, and is invited to submit an article to a Society-owned publication.

The inaugural Industry and Academic Collaboration Award will be awarded in 2018 to Stefan Knapp from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences at Frankfurt University as well as at the Structural Genomics Consortium at Oxford University.

The winner of the 2018 Industry and Academic Collaboration Award, Stefan Knapp (Frankfurt University, Germany) presented his award lecture on Validating disease targets using open access chemical probes at the University of Sussex on 10 December 2018.

Past recipients

  • 2019 Mandy Parsons
  • 2018 Stefan Knapp