A number of prestigious awards are being presented at mmc2019, these include:
Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Microscopical Society
Honorary Fellowships are bestowed by the Society for eminence in microscopy or related branches of science or for exceptional service to science.
An Honorary Fellowship is being presented to Professor Dr Wolfgang Baumeister (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry) during his plenary talk at mmc2019.
More information about the Honorary Fellowships can be found on the RMS website.
The Pearse Prize
The Pearse Prize was established by the RMS Histochemistry and Cytochemistry Section (now Life Sciences) in 1982 to honour the contribution made to histochemistry by Professor AGE Pearse. The prize is awarded to a scientist who has made a significant contribution to histochemistry and life sciences and is still active in their field. It will not be restricted to any particular age group.
It is typically awarded every four or five years (and not more frequently than every two years) and only then when it is felt there is a suitable candidate. It is generally regarded as one of the international honours in histochemistry and the life sciences, with an emphasis on microscopy.
Professor Klaus Hahn (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) is the recipient of the 2019 Pearse Prize, this will be presented during his plenary talk at mmc2019.
More information about the Pearse Prize can be found on the RMS website.
RMS Medal Series
An RMS Medal for Life Sciences has been awarded since 2012, and since then additional new scientific section committee medals have also been established, some of which are going to be presented at mmc2019, they are:
Medal for Innovation in Applied Microscopy for Materials Science
Caterina Ducati (University of Cambridge, UK). The Presentation will take place before Caterina's invited talk in one of the EMAG sessions.
Medal for Life Sciences
Cristina Lo Celso (Imperial College London, UK). The Presentation will take place on Thursday 4 July at 1330, ahead of Cristina's invited talk in the Imaging the Immune System session.
Medal for Light Microscopy
Suliana Manley (EPFL, Switzerland). The Presentation will take place on Wednesday 3 July at 1000, ahead of Suliana's invited talk in the Frontiers in BioImaging: Developments in Super-resolution Microscopy session.
Alan Agar Medal for Electron Microscopy
Wanda Kukulski (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK). The presentation will take place on Tuesday 2 July at 1400, ahead of Wanda's invited talk in the Correlative Microscopy session.
Medal for Scanning Probe Microscopy
Cyrus Hirjibehedin (MIT, Lincoln Laboratory, USA). The presentation will take place on Tuesday 2 July at 1000, ahead of Cyrus' invited talk in the SPM: Advancing Materials Science via Scanning Probes session. Scanwel Ltd have provided Cyrus with a travel bursary to assist his attendance at mmc2019.
More information about the whole Medal Series can be found on the RMS website.