Davy Medal for Professor Ben Davis
Professor Ben Davis has been awarded the Davy Medal from the Royal Society.
Professor Davis, of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the medal for inventing powerful chemical methods that directly manipulate complex biological molecules, enabling elucidation and control of biological function and mechanism in vitro and in vivo, beyond the limits of genetics.
The Davy Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the field of chemistry and is accompanied by a gift of 2000 GBP. It is named after Humphrey Davy FRS, the chemist and inventor of the Davy Lamp and was first awarded in 1877.
On receiving the award, Professor Davis said: 'It's deeply humbling to receive this medal, given the people who have received it before, several of whom are personal heroes for me. In essence, it's a testament to the drive and hard work of all the talented people I have been lucky enough to work with. I would like to thank them for their outstanding work, ambition and passion for science. Of course, too, this work would also not have been possible without the support of many key partners including UKRI and the EU.'