The prizes are awarded by the Newton Prize Committee which is chaired by Sir Venki Ramakrishnan FRS, President of the Royal Society and a Nobel Prize Winner.
A big thank you goes to the hard work and time offered by our outstanding Committee Members who were tasked with the difficult job of selecting the 2017 Prize winners from a highly competitive selection of shortlisted applications.
The Newton Prize Committee reviewed all of the short-listed applications, along with feedback from the expert peer reviewers, and identified the winners using a consistent scoring system. Details of out committee can be found below:
Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society
Professor Elizabeth Tanner, Professor of Biomedical Materials, University of Glasgow
Professor Jonathan Weber, Director of Research for the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College
Dr Irene Guijt, Head of Research, Oxfam
Professor Sir Howard Newby, retired Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost (Research), Chair of Artificial Intelligence, Imperial College
Professor Georgina Mace, Head of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, University College London
Dr Jonathan Hague, Vice President R&D Operations and Open Innovation, Unilever
Professor Armida Alisjahbana, Professor of Economics, Padjadjaran University; founder of Sustainable Development Goals Centre, Padjadjaran University.
Professor Azim Surani, Director of Germline and Epigenomics Research, University of Cambridge