The Sackler Distinguished Lecture series was established through a generous endowment given by Raymond and Beverly Sackler to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003.
The lecture provides a platform for internationally renowned speakers from the medical sciences and promotes debate, discussion and the exchange of ideas on current research.
Raymond and Beverly Sackler are international philanthropists with a deep longstanding commitment to supporting scientific research. The Sacklers have been dedicated sponsors of basic biomedical research as well as many other areas of intellectual pursuit. Dr. Sackler is a graduate of New York University and received his doctor of medicine degree from the Middlesex School of Medicine.
2016 Professor Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University
2015 Professor Stephen Jackson FRS FMedSci, WT/CRUK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
2014 Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci, University of Dundee
2013 Dr Richard Lifton, Yale University
2012 Professor Linda Partridge CBE FRSE FRS FMedSci, Institute for Healthy Ageing
2011 Dr Venki Ramakrishnan FRS FMedSci, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
2010 Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS FMedSci, University of Cambridge
2009 Professor Elizabeth Blackburn FRS, University of California, San Francisco
2008 Professor Peter St George-Hyslop FRS, University of Cambridge
2007 Professor Ron Evans, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
2006 Sir Michael J. Berridge FRS FMedSci, Babraham Institute, Cambridge
2005 Sir Aaron Klug OM FRS HonFMedSci, Nobel Laureate
2004 Dr. Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Laureate
2003 Professor Marc Tessier-Lavigne FRS FMedSci, Genentech
2012:The Science of Ageing, by Professor Linda Partridge FMedSci
2013: Disruptions on the highways of cell communications, by Professor Dario Alessi FMedSci