Professor Linda Medlin has been awarded a Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to the study of marine phytoplankton.

The prestigious award was granted by the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA) in recognition of Professor Medlin’s long and outstanding record of contribution to harmful algal research.

Professor Medlin said: “I am honoured to receive this award which I never thought possible because I haven’t devoted my career to the study of one genus but rather to the entire phytoplankton community and from a molecular point of view.”

Professor Medlin has worked for over 20 years in marine biodiversity and has applied her vast knowledge and skills of molecular biology to fundamental and applied research and monitoring of harmful algae.

In 2008 Professor Medlin became a Research Fellow at The Marine Biological Association.

As well as publishing 250 papers, 37 books chapters, two edited books and one manual for microarray analysis, Professor Medlin authored her benchmark publication in Gene 71 in 1988, which has over 3000 citations and opened the door for rRNA genes as biodiversity genes.

Professor Medlin added: “In accepting this award, I gratefully acknowledge all of my students and postdocs who successfully brought my projects to fruition and the institutes that hosted them.” 

Oct 13, 2021 By nerblo