The New Phytologist Tansley Medal
Tansley Medal 2018
The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in plant science by an individual in the early stages of their career (including students and any researcher with up to five years’ experience since gaining/defending their PhD). The winner recives a prize of £2,000 (GBP) and authors a Tansley insight review, published in New Phytologist, accompanied by an Editorial.
Applications for the 2018 Tansley Medal are now closed. Please see below for details of the 2017 Tansley Medal winner.
Tansley Medal 2017 winner
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 New Phytologist Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science. This year, the judges have decided to award the Medal to Stella Cesari, of INRA, UMR-BGPI, Montpellier, France. Stella’s Tansley insight is titled ‘Multiple strategies for pathogen perception by plant immune receptors’
Stella Cesari, winner of the 2017 New Phytologist Tansley Medal for excellence in plant science
The quality of finalists this year was very high. The details of the runners up and their Tansley insights are below:
- Yangnan Gu, Tsinghua University: Nuclear pore complex: a strategic platform to regulate cellular signaling
- Sean Michaletz, University of Arizona: Evaluating the kinetic basis of plant growth from organs to ecosystems
- Carla Staver, Yale University: Prediction and scale in savanna ecosystems
- Sambasivam Periyannan, CSIRO: Sustaining global agriculture through rapid detection and deployment of genetic resistance to deadly crop diseases
- Emily Josephs, UC Davis: Determining the evolutionary forces shaping GxE
The judging panel was comprised of New Phytologist Editors Prof. Amy Austin, Prof. Liam Dolan, Prof. Alistair Hetherington, Prof. Elena Kramer, and Prof. Natalia Requena.