Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize recipients

For distinguished contributions to physics applied to the life sciences including biological physics


2019

Professor Ruth Cameron
University of Cambridge
For her innovative application of physics to regenerative medicine and pharmaceutical delivery.

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2018

Professor Molly Stevens
Imperial College London
For her contributions to ground-breaking and influential advances in the engineering of bioinspired materials for regenerative medicine and biosensing applications – and their translation into industrial development and medical deployment.

2016

Professor Raymond E. Goldstein
University of Cambridge and Churchill College Cambridge
For revealing the physical basis for fluid motion in and around active cells and its importance for the evolution of multicellularity, cell differentiation, and the synchronicity of eukaryotic flagella.

2014

Professor Benjamin Simons
University of Cambridge
For the application of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics to provide fundamental new insights into the mechanisms that regulate stem cell behaviour in tissue maintenance and disease.

2012

Professor Howard R Morris
Imperial College London
For his contributions to mass spectrometer design which revolutionised peptide sequencing and fuelled the proteomics revolution.

2010

Professor Thomas Duke
University College London
For the application of physical principles to the development of elegant molecular sorting devices, for providing new insights into the organising principles of cells and for his primary contributions to a new generation of theories of how the inner ear works.

2008

Professor David Delpy
University College London
For his pioneering development of a range of novel techniques and instruments to monitor the health of patients in intensive-care units and to image tissue physiology and metabolism