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View recipients of the Hercus Medal.

Latest recipient

The 2018 Hercus Medal was awarded to Professor Brett Delahunt from the University of Otago for his internationally recognised contributions as a pathologist, especially in relation to kidney and prostate cancer.

Previous recipients

2016

Richard Beasley for his significant contribution to the advancement of respiratory medicine and health science research in New Zealand

2014

Parry Guilford for his work that established the gene mutation that can lead to hereditary stomach cancer in families

2012

John Fraser for his pioneering studies on bacterial superantigens which have major implications for understanding and treating human infectious diseases

2010

Alistair Gunn for his exceptional contribution to perinatal physiology and clinical medicine both as a research scientist making breakthrough discoveries and as a research leader who is able to turn his research discoveries into clinically successful outcomes for babies

2008

Mark Richards for his cardiovascular research for more than 30 years. Mark is one of the leading clinical scientists in the broad area of translational cardiovascular biology and medicine

2006

Bruce Charles Baguley for his significant contribution to the development of new cancer therapeutics

2004

Joel Ivor Mann for his extended series of related studies of nutrition in relation to diabetes and cardiovascular disease

2002

No award

2000

David Anthony Dougall Parry for his extended series of related studies of the chemistry, physics, biochemistry, ultratructure, and biological function of fibrous proteins

1999

David Christopher Graham Skegg for consistently maintaining the highest standards in public health science and policy

1998

Peter David Gluckman for his pioneering work on the physiology of fetal growth and maturation, and the origins of brain injury at birth

1997

Anthony Edmund Reeve for research into applying DNA technology to develop an understanding of the genomic changes that lead to the onset of cancer