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Wellcome Gold Medal

Published: 22 Mar 2019 in Prizes and awards

This biennial medal recognises outstanding and sustained contributions to pharmacology. The winner will receive a medal and £2,000.


As a member you can nominate any pharmacologists, whether they are members or not. Nominees should not know about their nomination.

Nominations have now closed.


The Society will consider evidence of:

  • outstanding research
  • patient and / or public engagement
  • scientific impact such as contributions to the Research Excellence Framework or education and training
  • other significant contributions, including research and development leadership


Nominees will need to:

  • have made outstanding and sustained contributions to pharmacology through leadership and / or research


To nominate you must complete the online form and upload one PDF including:

  • a supporting statement (max. two pages) outlining the nominees outstanding contributions
  • If applicable, a list of up to 20 of the candidate’s publications and summary of impact, including details of citiations and, if possible, indication of the 'h' factor

Recent winners

  • 2017 – Humphrey Rang
  • 2015 – David Colquhoun
  • 2013 – Rod Flower
  • 2011 – Roger Pertwee
  • 2009 – Gus Born