Sharpey-Schafer Prize Lecture

The Sharpey-Schafer Prize Lecture is an annual lecture given alternately by an established physiologist and a young physiologist. We particularly encourage international nominations for this lecture.

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Who can be nominated?

  • Both early career and established physiologists are eligible
  • You can nominate another person but not yourself

What is the award?

  • £500 and a medal
  • Lecture at The Society’s Annual Conference
  • Publication in Experimental Physiology, subject to Editorial Board Agreement

How can I nominate?

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Edward Sharpey-Schafer (1850-1935)

Edward Schafer was an English physiologist and Fellow of the Royal Society. He studied under the tutelage of William Sharpey. His reverence for his teacher was such that he changed his name to Sharpey-Schafer later in life as a token of respect.

He was one of the nineteen founder members of the Physiological Society in 1876 and he also founded and edited Experimental Physiology from 1908 until 1933. He is renowned for his invention of the Schäfer method of artificial respiration.He also co-discovered adrenaline and coined the term ‘endocrine’ as the generic term for such secretions.

The Physiological Society established the Sharpey-Schafer Prize Lecture funded by bequests from Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafer (1850–1935) and his daughter Miss GM Sharpey-Schafer and in memory of Sir Edward and his grandson Professor EP Sharpey-Schafer.

A full list of all awardees is also available.

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