Joan A. Steitz Postdoc 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.
The Joan A. Steitz Postdoc Prize is made possible by a donation from Royalty Pharma through the Max Perutz Fund (UK charity 1129597). The Prize is presented annually to outstanding LMB postdocs who have been in post for less than six years.
From 2018 to 2021 the Prize was known as the Brenner Postdoc Prize and winners were:
- Gisela Otten, Girish Ram Mali.
- Laura Pellegrini, Francesca Coscia, Takanori Nakane
- Benjamin Falcon, Simonas Masiulis, Juan Garaycoechea, Claudio Alfieri, Ana Casañal
From 1984 to 2008 there was a previous LMB Postdoctoral Prize awarded to postdocs or young group leaders, for an outstanding piece of research that had had a substantial impact. Previous winners were:
- Yoshiyuki Matsuura
- Stephen Williams
- Mario de Bono
- Daniela Stock, Brian Wimberly
- David Owen
- Paul Dear
- Jan Löwe
- Matthew Freeman
- Bill Scott
- Sean Munro
- Andy Newman
- Masashi Suzuki
- Hugh Pelham
- Kim Naysmyth
- Michael Neuberger
- Tim Richmond, Greg Winter