Improving health through research

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

Key dates

Nominations for the 2015 Medal will open in April 2015.

The 2013 Medal was awarded on 21 November 2013 at the Academy's Annual General Meeting.

Dr Akhilesh Reddy, a circadian neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge, has been announced as the winner of the Foulkes Foundation Medal 2013.

The winner recieved a cash prize of £1500 and will deliver a lecture on their research at the Academy's Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training in 2014.

Previous medal winners: 


About the prize

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 Medal is awarded biennially to a researcher who has shown outstanding acheivements 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

Professor Colin Self (Chair), University of Newcastle

Mrs Maureen Foulkes-Hadju

Sir Alex Markham FMedSci, University of Leeds

Academy of Medical Sciences representatives

Professor Robin Ali FMedSci, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

Professor Maria Fitzgerald FMedSci, University College London

Sir Robert Lechler FMedSci, Kings College London


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

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