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 awardee to contribute a review article related to the lecture topic for publication in The FEBS Journal.
In 2021, the Krebs medal was awarded to David Baulcombe (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), who spoke on 'RNA silencing, disease resistance and the inheritance of acquired characteristics' at the 45th FEBS Congress.