Dr Markus Ralser has been awarded the Biochemical Society’s Colworth Medal for his work on the early evolution of cellular metabolism, and the dynamic nature of metabolism that allows living cells to adapt to stress situations.
Prof. Steve Jackson of the Wellcome Trust/ Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, has won the 2016 Dr A. H. Heineken Prize for Medicine, for "his fundamental research into DNA repair in human cells and for the successful application of knowledge of that process in the development of new cancer drugs".
Nikku Madhusudhan (Institute of Astronomy) has been given the Bappu Gold Medal for contributions to astronomy and astrophysics by a young scientist.
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has honoured Professor Ron Martin (Department of Geography) with their Victoria Medal, one of their most prestigious awards.
Professor Rod Jones and Dr Gonçalo Bernardes from the Department of Chemistry have been honoured in the Royal Society of Chemistry's 2016 awards.
Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald (MRC Cancer Unit) and her Upper GI team recently received a Gastroenterology Team Award from the BMJ (Cytosponge – find cancer early). The BMJ Awards are the UKs premier medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating the inspirational work done by doctors and their teams.
Two members of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience have received commendations for their work in teaching during the CUSU Teaching Awards 2016.
The Department of Chemistry received a silver Athena SWAN award while the Department of Pathology and Department of Earth Sciences both received bronze.