Dr Lindsay Hall with the Wain Medal. Image from the University of Kent.
Dr Lindsay Hall has received the Wain Medal from the University of Kent. The accolade is annually given to an outstanding UK-based young scientist doing research in biochemistry.
The University of Kent established the annual medal and award in memory of Professor Louis Wain CBE, FRS, who made ground-breaking discoveries in herbicides.
Lindsay delivered her prize lecture titled Harnessing our microbial “Guardians of the Gut” to a diverse and large audience comprising scientists, school children, members of the public, students and Wain family members. In this public talk Lindsay covered some of the research her group undertakes trying to unravel the role of the microbiota in very early life, and its links to our health. She also talked about some of the award-winning engagement have been doing over the last few years, working with artists and creators to develop a giant walkthrough interactive gut to convey the importance of our gut microbes.
Lindsay received her award after giving her prize lecture from Prof Wain’s children Rosemary and Michael who support the family endowment for this prestigious prize.
“I am honored to be the 2019 Wain Medal Prize winner, and would like to thank the selection committee and the Wain family for their nomination and support” said Lindsay. “This prize reflects the work my lab is doing, so is very much a team effort – so huge thanks also goes to lab members past and present.”