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As a result of a generous endowment from the family of the late Professor Louis Wain CBE, FRS, the University of Kent has established an annual Medal Lecture and Award in his memory.

The Wain Medal is awarded to a young scientist doing research in biochemistry. Candidates for the award must be 40 years of age or under in the year of the award and work in the United Kingdom. In addition, British nationals who are currently working abroad may also be considered. The Medal Lecture is a public lecture held within the University of Kent during the autumn term. The lecturer is expected to emphasize public understanding in his/her presentation. In addition to the Medal, the successful candidate is given an Award of £1,000.

Nominations are now invited for the 2017 award. The curriculum vitae of the nominee and a covering letter explaining the reasons for the nomination should be sent by email to wainaward@kent.ac.uk or by post to the address below:

Professor Martin Warren
Chair, Wain Award Committee
School of Biosciences
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NJ
The closing date for consideration is the 10 July 2017, a final decision will be made by early August. The Lecture and Award presentation will take place on 18 October 2017 in Woolf Lecture Theatre, starting at 17.00, free and open to all.

Previous Medal winners have been Professors Gregory Challis, University of Warwick, Ben Davies, University of Oxford, Dr Gail Ferguson, University of Aberdeen, Professor Frank Sargent, University of Dundee and Professor Molly Stevens, Imperial College London, Dr Edward Tate, Imperial College London, Professor Sarah O'Connor, John Innes Centre, Norwich, Dr James Turner, The Francis Crick Institute, Professor David Leys, University of Manchester, Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall, University of Dundee

Enquiries: Phone: +44 (0)1227 823743

School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NJ

Last Updated: 17/02/2017