The BSCB Hooke Medal
We were extremely pleased to announce Anne Ridley as the first winner
of the BSCB Hooke Medal. The medal was presented at this years
annual spring meeting in Warwick. Anne gave a wonderful talk both
on recent aspects of her labs work and also on a review of her
career at a more personal level - noting key interactions and decision
points that led her to where she is now.
Anne was an ideal first winner of the BSCB Hooke Medal, as she epitomises
the essence of what the society wishes to recognise. The medal is
to be awarded annually to an emerging leader in cell biology. Usually,
it would be expected that the award will be presented to someone with
no more than 10 years of independent research which has largely been
conducted within the UK.
The BSCB invites nominations for next years Hooke Medal from
any BSCB member and these should be sent,with a few lines outlining
why the person nominated would be a suitable recipient of the Hooke
medal, to the Secretary, Michael Whitaker by 14th July 2000.
The medal shows Robert Hookes microscope and the cork cells
he first described. It was designed by Dr Brad Amos.
A personal resume
Gareth Jones. BSCB Newsletter, Winter 1999