Doug Gibson wins the Wellcome-Beit Prize for his fellowship application
September 2020: In addition to his Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Doug Gibson has been awarded the Wellcome-Beit Prize in recognition of the quality of his fellowship application.
Each year the Wellcome Trust awards Wellcome-Beit Prizes to their most promising fellows who are starting to lead their own independent research programmes. The prize provides an additional
£25,000 for the fellow to use in their research. The Prize replaces the Beit Memorial Fellowships for Medical Research which were originally founded and endowed by Sir Otto Beit as a memorial to his brother Alfred. They were provided to promote the advancement by research of medicine and allied sciences and many eminent scientists have held this award including Nobel Prize winners and others who have gone on to be the international leaders in their fields. Douglas was awarded the prize for his Sir Henry Dale Fellowship application 'Defining the impact of androgens on macrophage function during endometrial tissue repair'.
"I am delighted to have been awarded this prestigious prize. To be awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship and also be recognised as one of the best applicants is a great honour. My lab will focus on understanding how hormones control macrophage function in the womb and how this might affect women's reproductive health. I am grateful to the Wellcome Trust for investing in me and for supporting this important area of research."