Eileen Southgate Prize
The Max Perutz Fund was set up in June 1980 in honour of the LMB’s founder, Max Perutz, and was established for the promotion and advancement of education and research in molecular biology and allied biomedical sciences.
As part of the LMB’s pledge under the Technician Commitment, the Eileen Southgate Prize rewards staff who have made an exceptional contribution to supporting the LMB’s science. The prize is named in honour of Eileen Southgate, a technician at the LMB from 1956 to 1993. She was instrumental in Sydney Brenner’s work to map the C. elegans nervous system, and provided key support to Max Perutz and John Kendrew’s Nobel Prize winning work on the structures of haemoglobin and myoglobin.