Skills & careers

Max Perutz Science Writing Award

The Max Perutz Science Writing Award aims to support the career development of our current MRC PhD students, helping them build their skills to become tomorrow’s leaders in discovery science. It also aims to encourage and recognise outstanding written communication

The award is named after the eminent scientist and Nobel Laureate Dr Max Perutz, an accomplished and natural communicator who died in 2002. Since the competition began in 1998, hundreds of MRC researchers have submitted entries and taken their first steps in communicating their research to the public.

Read more about Dr Max Perutz on our blog.

The winner, runner-up and commendations for the 2016 competition were announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday 13 October. All 14 short-listed articles are now published (PDF, 956KB)


Video and audio content about Max Perutz and past winners.