The Foulkes Foundation Medal is awarded to a rising star in biomedical research for making a significant impact on UK bioscience

Key dates

The 2015 medal was awarded to Dr Nitzan Rosenfeld on 3 December 2015 at the Academy's Annual General Meeting.

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The winner receives a cash prize of £1500 and delivers a lecture on their research at the Academy's Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training. This years Spring Meeting will be held on 25 February 2016.

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About the prize

The Medal is awarded biennially to a researcher who has shown outstanding achievements in research during the first ten years of their career following the completion of their PhD. Consideration is given to those who have taken time out early in their career due to family commitments, illness or for other reasons.

The Foulkes Foundation Medal is awarded by a group of Academy Fellows and representatives of the Foulkes Foundation.

Foulkes Foundation representatives:

Mrs Maureen Foulkes-Hadju

Professor John Chester

Professor Colin Self

Academy of Medical Sciences representatives:

Sir Robert Lechler FMedSci

Professor Robin Ali FMedSci

Professor Maria Fitzgerald FMedSci

The Foulkes Foundation was established in 1972 by Dr Ernest Foulkes CBE HonMD HonFRCP following his retirement from the company he established, Measuring and Scientific Equipment Ltd, one of the world's most respected scientific instrument manufacturers. The Foundation aims to promote medical research, the training of scientists and the study of medicine.


The Academy is grateful to the Foulkes Foundation for the support of this medal.

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