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Leeuwenhoek Lecture

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Leeuwenhoek Lecture

The Leeuwenhoek Lecture is a prize lecture of the Royal Society originally given annually, but now every three years, on the subject of microbiology. It is named after the Dutch microscopist Anton van Leeuwenhoek and was instituted in 1948 from a bequest. A gift of £500 is associated with the lecture.


  • Leeuwenhoek Lecturers 1
    • 21st Century 1.1
    • 20th Century 1.2
  • References 2

Leeuwenhoek Lecturers

21st Century

  • 2015 Jeffrey Errington. for his seminal discoveries in relation to the cell cycle and cell morphogenesis in bacteria
  • 2012 Brad Amos, How new science is transforming the optical microscope
  • 2010 Robert Gordon Webster, Pandemic Influenza: one flu over the cuckoo's nest
  • 2006 Richard Anthony Crowther, Microscopy goes cold: frozen viruses reveal their structural secrets.
  • 2005 Keith Chater, Streptomyces indside out: a new perspective on the bacteria that provide us with antibiotics.
  • 2004 David Sherratt, A bugs life
  • 2003 Brian Spratt, Bacterial populations and bacterial disease
  • 2002 Stephen West, DNA repair from microbes to man
  • 2001 Robin Weiss, From Pan to pandemic: animal to human infections

20th Century


  • Royal Society Archives
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