30th May 2018: Medal winners 2018

2018 Medal Winners Announced

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Anniversary meeting medal winners
Bottom Left to Bottom Right: Juliet Williamson, Kamaljit Bawa, Edwige Moyroud, Thais Vasconcelos, Marcella Corcoran; Top Left to Top Right: Daniel Hutson, Sophien Kamoun, Alexander Hetherington FLS, Dan Danahar, Josephine Pemberton, Jeremy Holloway FLS, Niki Simpson FLS, Paul Brakefield PPLS, Sandy Knapp PLS, Andy Chick FLS © The Linnean Society of London

At our Anniversary Meeting on Thursday 24th May 2018, Professor Paul Brakefield—President of the Linnean Society of London— presented our Medals and Prizes to celebrate the achievements of academics across the natural sciences. Below is a list of the medal and award winners.

Kamaljit Bawa received the Linnean Medal (Botany) to a biologist for service to science.

Kamaljit Bawa

Jeremey Holloway FLS received the Linnean Medal (Botany) to a biologist for service to science.

Jeremy Holloway

Sophien Kamoun received the Linnean Medal (Botany) to a biologist for service to science.

Sophien Kamoun

Josephine Pemberton received the Darwin-Wallace Medal to persons who have made major advances in evolutionary biology.

Josephine Pemberton

Edwige Moyroud received the Bicentenary Medal to a biologist under the age of 40 years in recognition of excellent work.

Edwige Moyroud

Andrew Chick FLS received the Trail-Crisp Medal in recognition of an outstanding contribution to biological microscopy that has been published in the UK.

Andrew Chick

Alexander Hetherington FLS received the Irene Manton Prize to a PhD student for the best botany thesis in an academic year.

Alexander Hetherington FLS

Thais Nogales da Costa Vasconcelos was awarded the John C Marsden Medal for the best doctoral thesis in biology.

Thais Vasconcelos

Dan Danahar received the H H Bloomer Award awarded to an amateur naturalist for an important contribution to biological knowledge.

Dan Danahar

Marcella Corcoran received the John Spedan Lewis Medal awarded to an individual who is making a significant and innovative contribution to conservation.

Marcella Corcoran

Niki Simpson received the Jill Smythies Award to a botanical artist for outstanding illustrations.

Niki Simpson

Juliet Williamson received the Jill Smythies Award to a botanical artist for outstanding illustrations.

Juliet Williamson

The Linnean Society seeks to encourage excellence in the natural sciences by awarding a series of medals and prizes to scientists and artists for outstanding work in their fields. Nominations for 2019 are now open and will close on 30th November 2018.