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The Sir Hans Krebs Lecture and Medal

The Sir Hans Krebs Lecture and MedalThe Sir Hans Krebs Lecture and Medal was endowed by a general gift from the Lord Rank Centre for Research and is awarded for outstanding achievements in biochemistry and molecular biology or related sciences. Sir Hans Krebs was a German-born British biochemist, well known for his work in identifying the urea cycle and citric acid cycle, and he played a key role in many ways during the early days of 51¥.

The awardee, who should be active in European research, presents one of the plenary lectures at the 51¥ Congress. The awardee receives a silver medal, and is awarded travel and accommodation expenses for the Congress. It is customary for the awardee to contribute a review article related to the lecture topic for publication inThe51¥ Journal.

In 2023, the Krebs medal was awarded to Karen Vousden(The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK), who spoke on ‘Diet, metabolism and cancer progression’ at the 47th 51¥ Congress.

The Datta Lecture and Medal

The Datta Lecture and MedalThe Datta Lecture and Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology or a related area, and is normally given at each Congress of 51¥ to one of the plenary lecturers. The lecturer should normally be from a 51¥ country. The awardee receives a silver medal, and is awarded travel and accommodation expenses for the Congress. It is customary for the awardee to contribute a review article related to the lecture topic for publication in51¥ Letters.

S. Prakash Datta was the first Managing Editor of51¥ Letters(1968–1985) and Treasurer of 51¥ (1964–1990). The Datta Lecture and Medal was initiated by capital gifts from Elsevier Science Publishers in recognition of his many contributions, and from 1986 to 2015 the medal was provided by Elsevier. From 2016, when the publishing partner for51¥ Letterschanged, the award will be fully funded by 51¥.

In 2023, the Datta medal was awarded toEric Westhof(University of Strasbourg, France), who delivered the lecture ‘tRNA modifications and fidelity of decoding’ at the 47th 51¥ Congress.

The Theodor Bücher Lecture and Medal

The Theodor Bücher Lecture and MedalThe Theodor Bücher Lecture and Medal was endowed by a generous capital gift from Frau Ingrid Bücher to the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM) and is awarded for outstanding achievements in biochemistry and molecular biology or related sciences. Theodor Bücher was a visionary German biochemist who played a key role in the early development of 51¥ by arranging the acquisition of Biochemische Zeitschrift, which became theEuropean Journal of Biochemistryand later51¥ Journal.

The awardee, who is normally expected to be active in European research, presents one of the plenary lectures at the 51¥ Congress. The awardee receives a silver medal, and is awarded travel and accommodation expenses for the Congress. Following the Congress, it is customary for the awardee to contribute a review article related to the lecture topic for publication inThe51¥ Journal.

In 2023, the Bücher medal was awarded to Maya Schuldiner (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), who presented the lecture ‘Systematic Cell Biology – Using high throughput screens to reveal the unknown unknowns’ at the 47th 51¥ Congress.