EMBO Gold Medal for Simon Boulton

Alumni news: former HFSP Long-Term Fellow Simon Boulton has been awarded the 2011 EMBO Gold Medal for his groundbreaking studies on DNA repair mechanisms.

Simon received an HFSP Fellowship in 1998 to work with Nicholas Dyson at the MGH Cancer Centre at the Masachussetts General Hospital. After a second postdoc with Marc Vidal at the Dana Farber Cancer Centre, Harvard Medical School, he joined Cancer Research UK as a group leader in 2002. He was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2007.

The EMBO Gold Medal is the most recent of many awards that he has received for his pioneering work on DNA repair. HFSP congratulates Simon Boulton on his successful career.