The SASBMB Gold and Silver Awards

SASBMB has regularly sought to recognize consistent, outstanding achievements and contributions by its members.

The SASBMB Gold Award

The SASBMB Gold Award is awarded to a senior member of the Society who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology in Southern Africa and internationally. 

The SASBMB Silver Award

The SASBMB Silver Award is awarded to a younger member of the society  who has displayed a record of national and international research excellence, as evidenced by significant achievement in a number of scholarly ways, and are active participants in SASBMB activities.

Prof Trevor Sewell receiving the SASBMB
Gold Award in 2018 from Prof Peter Meissner
Silver Medal Winner SASBMB 27th Fidele Tugizimana
SASBMB's past president, Prof Abidemi Paul Kappo presented the 2022 SASBMB Silver Medal Award for research excellence to Dr Fidele Tuqizimana
YearGold Award RecipientsSilver Award Recipients
1985Claus von HoltWouter de Wet
1988Mervyn C BermanPaul van Helden
1990Dawie P BotesIan Dubery
1992No Gold AwardedValerie Mizrahi
1994Wieland GeversNo Silver Awarded
1995Robert P MillarNicola Illing
1998Willem OelofsenNo Silver Awarded
2000John R DuncanNo Silver Awarded
2001Paul D van HeldenJohanna Moolman-Smook
2003Jan-Hendrik S HofmeyrJohann Rohwer
2004M Iqbal ParkerNo Silver Awarded
2006Valerie MizrahiNo Silver Awarded
2008Greg BlatchNo Silver Awarded
2010No Gold AwardedErick Strauss
2012Stephanie BurtonNo Silver Awarded
2016Ian DuberyKarl Storbeck
2018Trevor SewellNo Silver Awarded
2022 Don Cowan Fidele Tuqizimana
2024Prof Ed SturrockProf Thulani Makhalanyane 
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