Congratulations to Steve O’Rahilly who has today been awarded the prestigious Rank Prize in Nutrition.
The Nutrition prize of £80,000 was presented to Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly for outstanding research that has advanced understanding of genetic causes of obesity and its treatment.
The Rank Prize Funds were established in 1972 by the late Lord J. Arthur Rank to encourage a greater understanding of the sciences of nutrition and opto-electronics which he believed would be of special interest to mankind. The two areas of science relate to the fields into which Lord Rank’s career led him – the flour milling industry, Rank Hovis McDougall PLC and the film industry, The Rank Organisation.The Optoelectronics prize of £80,000 is shared by Professor Thomas W. Cronin, of the University of Maryland and Professor Justin Marshall from the Queensland Brain Institute.The awards are made for achievements which are considered by a distinguished body of Trustees and Advisory Committee Members, to be of outstanding scientific importance and significant benefit to humanity.
The awards were presented by the Guest of Honour, The Right Honourable the Lord Darzi of Denham, at The Royal College of Physicians, London, NW1 on Monday 20th January 2020 at 6.00 p.m. The Prizewinners will give short presentations on the work that led to their awards.
Further information on the Rank Prize Funds is available at www.rankprize.org.