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ISRB LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for lasting and impactful scientific contributions that have shaped regenerative biology research, for 2022 is awarded to:

Jeremy Brockes, PhD, FRS 
University College London

Dr. Brockes investigated salamander limb regeneration over a period spanning three decades and is recognized for his many groundbreaking contributions to regenerative biology. A few of these discoveries include mechanisms underlying cellular plasticity in the blastema, the determination of positional identity, and the molecular basis for nerve dependence during regeneration. He has shaped ideas within our field on the aforementioned areas and notably on the topic of regeneration as an evolutionary variable, introducing the notion that regeneration may involve a degree of local evolution. Dr. Brockes made pioneering contributions in other fields as well, including the discovery of glial growth factor. He has an outstanding record of sustained mentorship of his trainees, resulting in many successful PIs in developmental and regenerative biology, and he is recognized for his mentorship of scientists outside of his own lab who would go on to prominence. Finally, Dr. Brockes has had a strong commitment to teaching, doing so voluntarily for several decades, and becoming a favourite among UCL undergrads.

The 2022 awards will be presented at the EMBO Workshop“The molecular and cellular basis for tissue regeneration and repair” September 26-30, Barcelona, Spain. Recipients will receive medals and will give an award lecture on Day 2 of the meeting.


Please check back for call outs for 2023 Nominations. Coming soon!

For lasting and impactful scientific contributions that have shaped regenerative biology research.

Please combine your nomination materials into a single PDF and submit here.

Nomination Criteria:

1. A single Nomination Letter, cosigned by two nominators, that speaks to the nominee’s scientific contributions, achievements, and impact on the field of regenerative biology.

Nomination letters should:

- explain why the nominee is deserving of a lifetime achievement award.

- reference up to five impactful publications and their scientific significance

- explain impact through their significant roles in mentorship, leadership, community service, outreach, and advocacy.

Nomination letters are required to include the following consent statement: “By submitting this nomination, I consent to the International Society of Regenerative Biology holding my personal data, for the purposes of managing the Society’s awards portfolio and associated review processes, for a period of one year from the date of submission and indefinitely if the nomination is successful.”

2. Nominee’s complete CV.

Nominators must be ISRB members but nominees need not be ISRB members

Nominees need not have an active research program (can be retired/emeritus)

Self-nominations are not accepted



 Lifetime Achievement Award Medal designed by Stephanie Nowotarski, Ph.D.







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