Leeuwenhoek Lecture

The Leeuwenhoek Lecture is a prize lecture of the Royal Society to recognize achievement in microbiology.[1] The prize was originally given in 1950 and awarded annually, but from 2006 to 2018 was given triennially. From 2018 it will be awarded biennially.

Leeuwenhoek Lecture and Medal
Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723). Natuurkundige te Delft Rijksmuseum SK-A-957.jpeg
The Leeuwenhoek Lecture and Medal is named in honour of the scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723)
Awarded forRecognising excellence in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology, and microscopy
LocationLondon
Presented byRoyal Society
Reward(s)£2000 and Medal
Websiteroyalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/awards/leeuwenhoek-lecture/

The prize is named after the Dutch microscopist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and was instituted in 1948 from a bequest from George Gabb. A gift of £2000 is associated with the lecture.[1]

Leeuwenhoek LecturersEdit

The following is a list of Leeuwenhoek Lecture award winners along with the title of their lecture:[2]

21st CenturyEdit

  • 2020 Geoffrey L. Smith, for his studies of poxviruses which has had major impact in wider areas, notably vaccine development, biotechnology, host-pathogen interactions and innate immunity [3]
  • 2018 Sarah Cleaveland, Can we make rabies history? Realising the value of research for the global elimination of rabies[4][5][6]
  • 2015 Jeffrey Errington, for his seminal discoveries in relation to the cell cycle and cell morphogenesis in bacteria
  • 2012 Brad Amos, How new science is transforming the optical microscope
  • 2010 Robert Gordon Webster, Pandemic Influenza: one flu over the cuckoo's nest
  • 2006 Richard Anthony Crowther, Microscopy goes cold: frozen viruses reveal their structural secrets.[7]
  • 2005 Keith Chater, Streptomyces inside out: a new perspective on the bacteria that provide us with antibiotics.
  • 2004 David Sherratt, A bugs life
  • 2003 Brian Spratt, Bacterial populations and bacterial disease
  • 2002 Stephen West, DNA repair from microbes to man
  • 2001 Robin Weiss, From Pan to pandemic: animal to human infections[8]

20th CenturyEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ Weiss RA (2001). "The Leeuwenhoek Lecture 2001. Animal origins of human infectious disease". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 356 (1410): 957–77. doi:10.1098/rstb.2001.0838. PMC 1088492. PMID 11405946.
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  22. ^ Jacob F (1978). "The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, 1977. Mouse teratocarcinoma and mouse embryo". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 201 (1144): 249–70. Bibcode:1978RSPSB.201..249J. doi:10.1098/rspb.1978.0044. PMID 27802.
  23. ^ Beale GH (1977). "The Leeuwenhoek lecture, 1976: protozoa and genetics". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 196 (1122): 13–27. Bibcode:1977RSPSB.196...13B. doi:10.1098/rspb.1977.0026. PMID 15271.
  24. ^ Mandelstam J (1976). "The Leeuwenhoek lecture, 1975: bacterial sporulation: a problem in the biochemistry and genetics of a primitive developmental system". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 193 (1111): 89–106. Bibcode:1976RSPSB.193...89M. doi:10.1098/rspb.1976.0033. PMID 5735.
  25. ^ Stoker MG (1972). "The Leeuwenhoek lecture, 1971. Tumour viruses and the sociology of fibroblasts". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 181 (1062): 1–17. Bibcode:1972RSPSB.181....1S. doi:10.1098/rspb.1972.0038. PMID 4402333.
  26. ^ Baddiley J (1968). "The Leeuwenhoek lecture, 1967. Teichoic acids and the molecular structure of bacterial walls". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 170 (1021): 331–48. Bibcode:1968RSPSB.170..331B. doi:10.1098/rspb.1968.0043. PMID 4385583.
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  28. ^ Hayes W (1966). "The Leeuwenhoek lecture, 1965. Some controversial aspects of bacterial sexuality". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 165 (998): 1–19. Bibcode:1966RSPSB.165....1H. doi:10.1098/rspb.1966.0055. PMID 4380148.
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  30. ^ Keilin, David (1959). "The Leeuwenhoek Lecture - The problem of anabiosis or latent life: history and current concept". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences. 150 (939): 149–191. Bibcode:1959RSPSB.150..149K. doi:10.1098/rspb.1959.0013. ISSN 2053-9193.
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