Irene Manton Prize

The Irene Manton Prize of the Linnean Society of London is awarded annually for the "best thesis in botany examined for a doctorate of philosophy during a single academic year" in the United Kingdom.[1]

The prize is named in honour of Irene Manton FRS, the first female president of the Linnean Society of London. She pioneered the biological use of electron microscopy. Her work revealed the structure of the flagellum and cilia, which are central to many systems of cellular motility.[2][3]

Recipients of the Irene Manton PrizeEdit

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  1. ^ "Irene Manton Prize". Archived from the original on 27 November 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  2. ^ Preston, Reginald Dawson (1990). "Irene Manton. 17 April 1904-13 May 1988". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 35: 247–261. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1990.0011.
  3. ^ Biography of Irene Manton sponsored by the Linnean Society, in The Linnean, Special Issue No. 5 (2004)
  4. ^ "Dr Sandy Hetherington awarded the Irene Manton Prize | Department of Plant Sciences". Retrieved 2019-04-17.