The medal is presented at the annual Spring meeting. The medal is to be awarded annually to an emerging leader in cell biology. The award is made to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to UK Cell Biology usually within the first 10 years of establishing their own lab.
The BSCB invites nominations for next years Hooke Medal from any BSCB member and these should be sent, with a supporting statement (inc key pubs) outlining why the person nominated would be a suitable recipient of the Hooke medal and the name of seconder (can be any BSCB member), to the Secretary at any time.
The medal shows Robert Hookes microscope and the cork cells he first described. It was designed by Dr Brad Amos.
Hooke Medal Winner 2014 - Anne Bertolotti
This year’s Hooke Medal winner is Anne Bertolotti from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular BIology, Cambridge.
The Hooke medal is awarded each year to an outstanding UK cell biologist who has been working as an independent research scientist for less than 10 years. Previous winners have included scientists such as Ann Ridley, Matthew Freeman, Alex Gould, Holger Gerhardt and last year’s winner Eric Miska. Anne Bertolotti has been a group leader at the MRC LMB since 2006 and an INSERM scientist since 2001. She was elected an EMBO Young Investigator in 2005 and an EMBO Member in 2013. Anne obtained her PhD from Strasbourg University working with Pierre Chambon and Lazslo Tora then pursued postdoctoral training in David Ron's lab at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine in New York. Anne has made important contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the deposition of proteins of abnormal conformation in cells - hallmarks of medically important pathological conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. More recently her lab has made important progress in manipulating the cell's defence systems to help cells survive protein misfolding.
Anne will be presented with her medal and will give the Hooke Medal Lecture at the BSCB/BSDB Spring meeting in March this year.
Previous winners of the Hooke Medal