The new Biochemical Society Award is to be presented this year to Steven Rose and Bernard Dixon for their outstanding contribution to the field of science communication. This is the first year that this award has been given, and consequently, a new medal was needed. The Society enlisted the help of Martin Kemp, Professor of Art History at the University of Oxford, to choose an artist who would design a medal that pushed the boundaries of design. Consequently, Mirjam Mieras, a Dutch medal designer was commissioned.

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