Student achievements

Prize winning research

Student publications

 

Prize winning research

Studying for a PhD at the Crick places students in a prize-winning research environment - Crick scientists have been awarded a number of prestigious awards! Most notably the 2015 Nobel Prize was jointly awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Director at one of the Crick's founding institutes, for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. In addition, the 2001 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Paul Nurse, the Crick Director, and Tim Hunt, a Crick Emeritus Scientist, for their discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle. John Diffley (Crick Associate Research Director) and Caetano Reis e Sousa (Crick Group Leader) were awarded the 2016 and 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, and Peter Ratcliffe (Crick Clinical Research Director) won the 2016 Lasker Award for basic medical research. 

Many of our students win prizes too - for example; Rafael di Marco Barros won the 2016  Pontecorvo Prize and Marcus Wilson the 2015   Pontecorvo Prize for the best thesis submitted by a Cancer Research UK funded PhD student each year. Wiebke Nahrendorf won second place in the 2014 Max Perutz Writing Award competition and Véronique Gebala won the prestigious Helmholtz award for her PhD thesis. Many of our students have also received prizes for their presentations at scientific conferences from various organisations.

Crick students are also eligible for internal and external awards and scholarships and many students have successfully applied for a number of these. In 2015, Lars Hubatsch was awarded a UCL Bogue Research Fellowship. In 2016 and 2017, Mar Cabeza, Alessandro Galloni, Felix Breyer, Daniel Fisch and Deniz Perincci Ercan were awarded Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Fellowships.

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Student publications

Please download our Student Publications for a list of our PhD students' published research papers and review articles.

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