2017 Newton Prize winners
Read about the winners of the 2017 Newton Prize in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
2017 Chair & Committee
The 2017 Newton Prizes were awarded by the 2017 Newton Prize Committee which was chaired by President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize Winner, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan FRS.
The 2017 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.
Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society
“One of the aims of the Newton Prize is to highlight the lasting partnerships developed between UK researchers and their colleagues in Newton Fund partner countries to solve global challenges.”
“Latin America has a wealth of excellent researchers working in collaboration with the UK to tackle issues as diverse as post conflict studies, biodiversity, health and earth observation through the Newton Fund partnerships in the region. As Chair of the Newton Prize Committee, I look forward to finding out more about these collaborative endeavours.”
Venki Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He received the Louis-Jeantet prize for medicine in 2007 and shared the Nobel prize for chemistry in 2009. In 2015, he was elected President of the Royal Society for a 5-year term.
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
Newton Prize 2017 Booklet
To find out more about the full shortlist read the 2017 Newton Prize booklet.