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1924-25
William Einthoven, MD, PhD, LLD, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Physiology, University of Leyden, The Netherlands

1925-26
Ross Granville Harrison, PhD, MD, MA (hon.), ScD hon, LLD
Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Yale University

1926-27
Richard Willstätter, PhD, MD (hon.), PhD (hon.), DSc (hon.), Privy Councillor, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Chemistry in the University of Munich, Germany

1927-28
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, OM, GBE, FRS, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCS, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Physiology, Oxford University, England

1928-29
Louis Lapicque, MD, DSc, LLD
Professor of General Physiology at the Sorbonne, Paris, France

1929-30
Sir Joseph Barcroft, CBE, NA, MD (hon.)
Professor of General Physiology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

1930-31
Franz Knoop, MD
Professor of Physiological Chemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany

1931-32
Ludwig Pick, MD
Professor of Pathology, University of Berlin, Germany

1932-33
Otto Loewi, MD, ScD (hon.), DPhil (hon.), ScD (hon.), Nobel Laureate
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Graz, Austria

1933-34
Otto Louis Mohr, MD, MD (hon.), LLD (hon.)
Professor of Medicine, The Royal Fredericks University, Oslo, Norway

1934-35
Ulrich Friedemann, MD
Formerly Professor of Hygiene, University of Berlin, Germany

1935-36
Bernardo Alberto Houssay, MD, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Physiology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

1936-37
Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, OM, MA, MB, DSc, LLD (hon.), DCL, MD (hon.), FRCP, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Biochemistry, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

1937-38
Corneille Heymans, MD, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Ghent, Belgium

1938-39
K. Linderstrom-Lang, PhD, MD (hon.), DSc (hon.)
Director of the Chemical Department, Carlsberg Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark

1939-40
S. Walter Ranson, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Neurology, Northwestern University, Chicago

1940-41
Rudolph Schoenheimer, MD
Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry, Columbia University, New York

1942-43
Sir Charles Putnam Symonds, KBE, CB, DM, FRCP
Consultant in Neurology to the Royal Air Force, England

1943-44
Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, MD, PhD, ScD, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Assistant Director and Head of Virus Department, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

1944-45
Sir Vincent B. Wigglesworth, CBE, MD, FRS
Director, Agricultural Research Council Unit of Insect Physiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England

1945-46
Torbjörn Oskar Caspersson, MD
Director, Department for Cell Research, Medical Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

1946-47
Sir Randolph Albert Peters, MC, MD, FRCP, FRS
Whitley Professor of Biochemistry, Oxford University, England

1947-48
André Lwoff, MD, DSc, Nobel Laureate
Head of the Department of Microbial Physiology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

1948-49
Wilder Graves Penfield, OM, CMG, MD, DSc, FRCS (Eng. hon.), FRCS (Can.), FRS
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, and Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada

1949-50
Christopher Howard Andrewes, MD, FRS
Head of the Department of Bacteriology and Virus Research at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, England

1950-51
Hugo Theorell, MD, Nobel Laureate
Professor and the Director of the Department of Biochemistry, Medical Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

1951-52
E.B. Verney, MA, MB, BCh, FRCP, FRS
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, England

1952-53 Alberto Hurtadi, MD
Professor of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine; Research Director, Institute of Andean Biology, Lima, Peru

1953-54
Wilhelm S. Feldberg, MD, FRS
Head of the Physiology and Pharmacology Laboratory, National Institute for Medical Research, London, England

1954-55
Konard Z. Lorenz, MD, Nobel Laureate
Department Director, Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Westfalen, Germany

1955-56
Hans Winterstein, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat. (hon.)
Research Professor of Physiology, University of Istanbul; Formerly Director, Institute of Physiology, University of Breslau, Germany

1956-57
Hans Hermann Weber, MD, Dr. Rer. Nat. (hon.)
Director, Institute of Physiology in the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

1957-58
Joseph Stanley Mitchell, CBE, MD, PhD, FRS
Regius Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge, and Director of the Radiotherapeutic Centre, Addenbrook's Hospital, Cambridge, England

1958-59
Jacques L. Monod, PhD, Nobel Laureate
Head of the Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

1959-60
Peter B. Medawar, DSc, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Jodrelll Professor of Zoology, University College, University of London, England

1960-61
Bernard Katz, DSc, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Head of Department of Biophysics, University College, University of London, England

1961-62
Luis F. Leloir, MD, Nobel Laureate
Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1962-63
M.F. Perutz, PhD, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Chairman, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1963-64
Francois Jacob, MD, DSc, Nobel Laureate
Head, Department of Microbial Genetics, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

1964-65
Lord Florey, MD, DSc, Nobel Laureate
President of the Royal Society, Provost of the Queen's College, Oxford, England

1965-66
Ephraim Katchalski, PhD
Head, Department of Biophysics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

1966-67
George Klein, MD
Head, Institute for Tumor Biology, Royal Karolinska Institute Medical School, Stockholm, Sweden

1967-68
Sune Bergstrom, MD, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Biochemistry, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

1968-69
Hugh E. Huxley, MBE, FRS
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University Postgraduate Medical School, Cambridge, England

1969-70
Henry Harris, MD, DPhil, FRS
Professor of Pathology and Head of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

1970-71
James L. Gowans, FRS
Director, Medical Research Council Cellular Immunology Unit, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

1971-72
John B. Gurdon, FRS
Lecturer, Department of Zoology and Research Student, Christ Church, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

1972-73
Renato Dulbecco, MD, Nobel Laureate
Assistant Director of Research, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, England

1973-74
Archibald L. Cochrane, CBE, FRCP
Director, Medical Research Council, MRC Epidemiology Unit, South Wales

1974-75
Aaron Klug, PhD, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1975-76
Sir Alan Hodgkin, OM, FRS, ScD, Nobel Laureate
Physiological Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

1976-77
N. Avrion Mitchison, FRS
Tumor Immunology Unit, Department of Zoology, University College, London, England

1977-78
Hans H. Ussing, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Institute of Biological Chemistry A, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1978-79
Frederick Sanger, PhD, Nobel Laureate
Head, Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1979-80
Osamu Hayaishi, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Medical Chemistry, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

1980-81
Sir Hans A. Krebs, MD, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Oxford University, England

1981-82
Nicole Le Douarin, DSc
Director de l'Institut d'Embryolocie du College de France et du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France

1982-83
Pierre Chambon
Professor of Medicine, Université Louis Pasteur, Faculté de Medicine, Strasbourg, France

1983-84
Sydney Brenner, MD, DPhil
Director, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Council Centre, Cambridge, England

1984-85
Shosaku Numa
Director, Department of Medical Chemistry, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

1985-86
Gottfried Schatz, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, Biocenter, University of Basel, Switzerland

1986-87
Donal Metcalf, MD, FRS
Research Professor of Cancer Biology, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

1987-88 [no lectures]

1988-89
Sir David C. Phillips, PhD, FRS
Professor of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

1989-90
Bengt Samuelsson, MD, Nobel Laureate
Professor of Physiological Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

1990-91
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, MD, Nobel Laureate
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Genetics, Tübingen, Germany

1991-92
Cesar Milstein, PhD, FRS, Nobel Laureate
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

1992-93
Masatoshi Takeichi, PhD
Professor of Biophysics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

1993-94
Paul Nurse, FRS
Director of Research, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, England

1994-95
Suzanne Cory, PhD
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

1995-96
Kai Simons, MD
Coordinator of the Cell Biology Programme, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

1996-97
Klaus Rajewsky, MD
Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1997-98
Richard Henderson, PhD
Member of the Scientific Staff and Director MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
University, Cambridge, England

1998-99
Bert Sakmann, MD
Director, Department of Cell Physiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

1999-2000 [no lectures]

2000-2001
Martin Raff, MD
Professor of Biology, Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College, London, England

2001-2006 [no lectures]

2006-2007
Shizuo Akira, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Host Defense, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka
University, Osaka, Japan

2007-2011 [no lectures]

2012
Mark M. Davis, PhD
The Burt and Marion Avery Family Professor of Immunology, Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, Stanford University, Stanford, California

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2013
Thomas M. Jessell, PhD
Claire Tow Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics,
Columbia University, New York, New York

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2014
Kim A. Nasmyth, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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2015
Stephen O’Rahilly, MD, FRS, FMedSci
Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

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2016-2019 [no lectures]