Lister Memorial Lecture

Established 1944

The Lister Memorial Lecture is named after Sir Joseph Lister, the British surgeon who first introduced antisepsis into hospital routine and pioneered the field of bacteriology in the late 19th century.

Award Information

Award History

The medal was first awarded to Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered pencillin, in 1944, and has subsequently been awarded a further 15 times to eminent scientists working at the interface of chemistry and medicine.


Nominations for the Lister Memorial Lecture can be made by any SCI Member or Committee officer. The recipient is selected by the Scotland Group Committee.

Lecture Details

The winner will be expected to give a lecture at an event organised by the Scotland Group and will be presented with a certificate. The event is traditionally held in Aberdeen, Edinburgh or St Andrews.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Eminent Scientist
    • Scientists working at the interface of chemistry and medicine
    Career Stage
    • Mid – Late Career
    • Diverse subject areas
    • Chemistry and Medicine


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Nominations close TBC
Frequency Open

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