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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 lecture this year will be held on 10 October 2018 in Woolf College starting at 17.00. 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.

We are now looking for nominations for the 2018 award. The closing date for consideration is the 29 June 2018, a final decision will be made by the end of August. To nominate somebody, please send a letter of support together with a cv either by email to or by post to:

Professor Martin Warren
Chair, Wain Award Committee
School of Biosciences
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NJ

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, Dr Sarah Staniland, University of Sheffield

Enquiries: Phone: +44 (0)1227 823743

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

Last Updated: 19/02/2018