Previous Winners

The ASBMB offers a number of awards to recognise excellence in Australian biochemistry and molecular biology.

The ASBMB strongly encourages the nomination of female candidates.

The Lemberg Medal is awarded to a distinguished ASBMB member who has demonstrated excellence in biochemistry and molecular biology and who has made significant contributions to the scientific community.  View previous winners

The Shimadzu Research Medal is awarded to an outstanding ASBMB member with no more than 15 years since the award of the PhD degree (or equivalent taking any career disruption into account) at the nominated deadline.  View previous winners

The SDR Scientific Education Award rewards outstanding achievement in education in biochemistry or molecular biology, especially innovation and creativity in education, with a view to fostering leadership in this important area of the Society’s objectives.  View previous winners

The Eppendorf Edman ECR Award is awarded to an ASBMB member with no more than 7 years postdoctoral experience (or equivalent taking any career disruption into account), in recognition of their outstanding research work.  View previous winners

The Boomerang Award is offered to an outstanding expatriate Australian biochemist or molecular biologist to provide an opportunity to return to Australia to present their work in a Symposium at the ASBMB annual conference and to give seminars at universities or research institutes in at least one other Australian city.  View previous winners

Several ASBMB Fellowships are awarded to biochemists or molecular biologists, each of whom is at least in the second year of PhD training and not more than 2 years subsequent to the award of the PhD degree, and normally resident in Australia, in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of biochemistry or molecular biology.  View previous winners

The Discovery Science Award is awarded to an ASBMB member for distinguished contributions to the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. The nominee should demonstrate involvement in research innovation, technology transfer, and communication. This award will not be offered in 2020 due to the lack of a sponsor.  View previous winners

The Bioplatforms Australia Award is awarded to a biochemist or molecular biologist with no more than 7 years postdoctoral experience working in the field of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics or relevant bioinformatics. The award is based on recognition of outstanding research and the potential to carry out independent research. Preference is given to those setting up an independent laboratory for the first time. This award will not be offered from 2020.  View previous winners