Professor of Neurology wins Buchanan Medal
Professor Sir Doug Turnbull has been awarded this year’s Buchanan Medal, for outstanding contributions to biomedicine, particularly in the field of mitochondrial disease.
The Buchanan Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions to the biomedical sciences. The award was created from a fund to the memory of the physician George Buchanan FRS (PDF), former Chief Medical Officer of the UK, and was first awarded in 1897.
Professor Sir Doug Turnbull, who led the Neuromuscular Disease theme in the NIHR Newcastle BRC since 2007, was awarded the medal in relation to his pioneering work in mitochondrial disease, including the development of a method to prevent their transmission.
His achievement will be celebrated at Anniversary Day on 30 November 2020. The prize is given with a medal and gift of £2,000.