Bayliss-Starling Prize Lecture
This is an annually awarded lecture made possible by a generous donation from the Bayliss and Starling Society. It is given to early career as well as established physiologists in alternate years. Adding to its prestige is also an opportunity to be published in The Journal of Physiology, subject to the agreement of the Editorial Board.Nominate Now
Who were Sir Bayliss and Sir Starling?
Sir William Maddock Bayliss (1860–1924) and Ernest Starling (1866 –1927) were English physiologists and Fellows of the Royal Society who worked together on research at University College London. Together they discovered the first hormone ever identified – Secretin. This breakthrough opened up new fields of medical and scientific research and discovery.
The Physiological Society created the Bayliss Starling Prize Lecture as a joint memorial in 1960 and in 1979, the Bayliss and Starling Society was established, focusing on central and autonomic peptide functions. (It merged with the Physiological Society in 2014)