Prizes awarded by the Human and Animal Nutrition and Crop Husbandry Fund

2016

 

Prof. T.J. Cole

£80,000

For seminal contributions to mathematical modelling of childhood growth and its application in nutrition, epidemiology, medicine and public health.

   

2014

Prof. G.D. Farquhar £40,000
Dr. R. Richards £40,000
For pioneering the understanding of isotope discrimination in plants and its application to breed wheat varieties that use water more efficiently.
   

2012

Prof. J.H.Cummings £80,000
For his outstanding research that established the role of the colon in human health and nutrition.
   

2010

 

Prof. P.E. Hartmann

£50,000

Prof. R.A. Owens

£30,000

In recognition of their research on human lactation, including methods for the non-invasive measurement of the rate of milk secretion.

   

Prof. F. Koning

£40,000

Prof. L.M. Sollid

£40,000

In recognition of their work on the mechanism and treatment of coeliac disease.

   

2008

 

Prof. P. Puska

£75,000

For his demonstration on a national scale, in Finland, of the dramatic success of the application of preventive nutritional principles to the conquest of coronary heart disease.

 

Prof. S.D. Tanksley

£75,000

For his work on the application of genome mapping and molecular markers to crop improvement.

   

2006

 

Prof. J.C. van Lenteren

£30,000

Prof. M. Dicke

£15,000

Prof. L.E.M. Vet

£15,000

For fundamental studies of plant-pest-natural enemy interactions and the development of practical methods of pest control.

   

2004

 

Prof. V.Ganapathy

£20,000

Prof. M. Hediger

£20,000

Prof. F.H. Leibach

£20,000

In recognition of their work on the identification, molecular characterisation and control of cellular nutrient transporters.

   

2002

 

Dr. D.D. Kasarda

£25,000

Prof. P.R. Shewry

£25,000

In recognition of their work on molecular characterisation of cereal seed storage proteins.

   

2000

 

Prof. J.C. Waterlow

£40,000

In recognition of his lifetime contribution to the science of nutrition and its application to human welfare.

   

1998

 

Dr. G.S. Khush

£20,000

Dr. S. Rajaram

£20,000

For the application of crop science and plant breeding technology to the improvement of rice and wheat yields so that the food supply to poor people is safeguarded.

   

1997

 

Dr. M.D. Gale

£40,000

For work showing the collinearity of genes in the genomes of an extensive range of cereal species and for its consequences in accelerating the progress of crop improvement.

   

1995

 

Prof. J.A. Pickett

£35,000

For pioneering studies of insect chemical ecology, involving the identification of semiochemicals that influence the behaviour of insects and their interactions with crop plants and facilitating new strategies for insect pest control in agricultural practice.

 

Prof. B.M. Hibbard

£20,000

Prof. R.W. Smithells

£20,000

For pioneering studies into the role of micronutrient deficiencies, principally folic acid deficiency, and neural tube defects.  This work ultimately led to fundamental changes in the dietary care of women during the reproductive years of their lives and the protection of the unborn child.

   

1993

 

Dr. R. Andres

£25,000

For his work in clarifying the true relationship between blood glucose levels, glucose utilisation, insulin release and insulin action by the invention of the glucose insulin clamp.

   

1992

 

Sir Kenneth Blaxter

£25,000

For his outstanding contribution to the science of nutrition.

   

1991

 

Dr. H.R. Herren

£25,000

For his work on the biological control of pests of cassava.

 

Prof. G.K. Radda

£25,000

For his work on the use of nuclear magnetic resonance to study tissue metabolism.

   

1989

 

Prof. V.R. Young

£25,000

For his work on the amino acid metabolism of man.

 

Dr. J.L. Monteith

£25,000

For his elucidation of the physical principles of determining crop growth.

   

1988

 

Prof. H.F. de Luca

£10,000

Prof. D.R. Fraser

£10,000

Dr. D.E.M. Lawson

£10,000

For their work on the metabolism of vitamin D.

 

Prof. J. Cravioto

£20,000

For his pioneering work on the mental development of malnourished children.

 

Dr. P.R. Jennings

£20,000

Dr. T.T. Chang

£20,000

Prof. L.P. Yuan

£20,000

For their contribution to the development of highly productive rice varieties which transformed the food position in Asia.

   

1987

 

Dr. M.D. Chilton

£15,000

Prof. J.S. Schell

£15,000

Mr. M. Van Montagu

£15,000

Dr. M.W. Bevan

£7,500

For their leading research work in molecular biology which now enables foreign genes to be transferred to plants.

 

Prof. N. Lifson

£15,000

For his work which has enabled the energy metabolism of animals and man to be measured under free living conditions.

   

1984

 

Dr. E.M. Widdowson

£5,000

For her work on the values of foods as nutrient sources, the effects of long term undernutrition and starvation and the nature and control of the growth process.

(This prize was linked to a three year Rank/Widdowson Post Doctoral Fellowship in Child Nutrition which was financed by the Funds)

   

1982

 

Dr. H.N. Munro

£20,000

For his work on the protein metabolism of mammals.

   

1981

 

Dr. H.P. Kortschak

£20,000

Dr. M.D. Hatch

£20,000

Dr. C.R. Slack

£20,000

For their outstanding work on the mechanism of photosynthesis which established the existence of an alternative pathway for the initial fixation of carbon dioxide in some important food plants.  This work provided the basis for advances in plant physiology and biochemistry.

   

1976

 

Mr. N.W. Pirie

£15,000

For his outstanding contribution to the development of the technology for the isolation of protein food from herbage.