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Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize recipients

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


Professor Clemens Kaminski

For the development of optical methods to interrogate molecular mechanisms in biological systems.

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Professor Martin Howard
John Innes Centre

For fundamental application of concepts from statistical physics to molecular biology, unlocking mechanisms in diverse areas, including cell memory systems, spatiotemporal protein patterning and cell size control.


Professor Frank Vollmer
University of Exeter

For distinguished contributions to biosensing with optical microcavities. The single-molecule technique enables groundbreaking advances in how we use light to study biomolecules and their biochemical reactions.


The Physics of Life UK Network (PoLNET) steering group

For the contributions made to catalysing the substantive growth of the Physics of Life community in the UK by stimulating new, adventurous partnerships between multiple researchers in UK biological physics.


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



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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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