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Prof. David Stuart has been awarded the Gabor Medal for his pioneering contributions to understanding virus structure and application to vaccine design, as well as driving driving interdisciplinary science. His achievements will be celebrated at Anniversary Day on 30 November 2020.
The prestigious Gabor Medal 2020 has been awarded to Prof. David Stuart FMedSci FRS for his seminal contributions to understanding virus structure and application to vaccine design, as well as driving the application of engineering and physical science to the life sciences.
Prof. Stuart is the MRC Professor of Structural Biology and joint Head of the Division of Structural Biology at the Department of Clinical Medicine, the University of Oxford. He has been Director of Life Sciences at Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron, since 2008. His principal research interests are focused on virus-receptor interactions, basic puzzles of virus assembly and studying virus evolution.
He is a world leader in structural biology, distinguished by contributions to viral crystallography. Since his 1989 Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus structure he has extended the complexity of known structures with several milestone determinations; notably of bluetongue virus core and PRD1 (the first structure of an enveloped virus), providing the bedrock for advances in understanding viral assembly, replication and infection.
The Gabor Medal is awarded annually for acknowledged distinction of interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines. The award was created in memory of the engineer Dennis Gabor FRS (PDF), Nobel Prize winner and inventor of holography. Find out more about the Gabor Medal.
Prof. Stuart's achievement will be celebrated at Anniversary Day on 30 November 2020. The prize is given with a medal and gift of £2,000.
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