The Sir Hans Krebs Lecture and Medal
The Sir Hans Krebs Lecture and Medal was endowed by a general gift from the Lord Rank Centre for Research and is awarded for outstanding achievements in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or related sciences. Sir Hans Krebs was a German-born British biochemist, well known for his work in identifying the urea cycle and citric acid cycle, and he played a key role in many ways during the early days of FEBS.
The awardee, who should be active in European research, presents one of the plenary lectures at the FEBS Congress. The awardee receives a silver medal, and is awarded travel and accommodation expenses for the Congress. It is customary for the lecture to be published in full in FEBS Journal.
In 2016, the Krebs medal was awarded to Kári Stefánsson (deCODE genetics, Iceland), who was due to speak at the cancelled FEBS Congress in Turkey on 'Genetics of common diseases'.