ABACBS Awards and prizes

The Society is introducing a set of annual awards that will span all career stages for bioinformaticians and computational biologists, as well as recognising other aspects of our discipline. The first awards were made in 2017 to senior members who have agreed to help the society develop the award system.


Honorary Senior Fellow

This award recognises sustained outstanding contributions to the field of bioinformatics or computational biology based on:

  • research or service,
  • leadership, and
  • contributions to the bioinformatics community.

This award would be made to research or other staff at academic Level E or equivalent. The ABACBS Executive may nominate one or more deserving individuals for this award each year. The total number of awards each year is intended to be small.

Honorary Senior Fellows

2017 Professor Terry Speed

2017 Professor Susan R Wilson

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