We bring together bright young researchers and the most eminent in their fields. We stimulate and support their work. Then we celebrate the breakthrough ideas that emerge, and the difference they make to the world.Read more
We host symposia where early career researchers and eminent scientists meet, discuss, and inspire each other. Small and informal, they build our understanding by encouraging every participant to contribute and collaborate.Read more
We award the Rank Prize for scientific excellence in the fields of nutrition and optoelectronics. We celebrate breakthrough ideas that become practical applications that can make a difference to all our lives.Read more
We support talented scientists at all stages in their careers. Our grants encourage researchers to get started in their own work, broaden their experiences, explore ideas together, and share their discoveries.Read more
Founded by Lord Rank in 1972, we are a family charity that celebrates research in optoelectronics and nutrition. These two fields were at the heart of Lord Rank’s interests and businesses. That’s why they feature in our prizes, grants and symposia.Read more
Where the brightest scientific minds meet
We bring together young researchers and the most eminent in their fields. Those fields are nutrition and optoelectronics: two disciplines our founder Lord Rank built business upon.
We support talented researchers with lectures, awards and studentships.
We host symposia unlike any others. Together, we discuss. We debate. We challenge. We spur each other on, and make connections that last.
And with our Prize, we celebrate the breakthrough ideas that emerge, the people behind them, and the difference they make to the world.Learn More
Seeing Science photography competition
We asked students and academics in nutrition and optoelectronics to send us photographs that reflect their experience and give us a fresh perspective on research in action.Learn more
Latest news and events
Denise Robertson gives Rank lecture at Diabetes UK Conference
The 2021 Rank lecture in honour of Harry Keen was given by Denise Robertson, Reader in Nutritional Physiology, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference.
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