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Dawson Prize in Genetics

The Trinity College Dublin Dawson Prize in Genetics has been awarded since 2006 to geneticists of international prominence. The prize was established by a gift from George Dawson (1927-2004), the founder of the Department of Genetics at Trinity College.

In accordance with the wishes of Prof. Dawson, recipients of the prize give a public lecture and spend at least the equivalent of one day on the occasion of his/her visit in discussion with sophister and graduate students of the Smurfit Institute of Genetics.

The prize is presented in form of a gold miniature of the sculpture The Double Helix by Brian King.

The latest Dawson Prize was awarded in February 2016 to Vishva Dixit, M.D. (Vice President for Discover Research, Genentech, San Francisco) for his work on 'Cell death and Inflammatory signalling'.

Vishva Dixit Vishva Dixit, Dawson Prize recipient 2016

Past recipients of the Dawson Prize: