Each month, the school awards a Paper of the Month prize to an academic who has published a paper in a journal with the highest impact factor (IF) of all the submissions for that month. To be eligible, the paper must have an IF =/>3, and the submitting academic must be the first or the corresponding author for the paper.


This award recognises the expertise, work and research that goes into carrying out and publishing academic papers. Read our winning papers and the impact our research has on solving complex problems. 


May: Dr Megan Lenardon, for her paper 'Rational Design of an Antifungal Polyacrylamide Library with Reduced Host-Cell Toxicity', published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, which has an IF of 8.758. Read more about Dr Lenardon's research and teaching activity. 

June: Professor Rob Yang, for his paper 'TMEM41B and VMP1 are scramblases and regulate the distribution of cholesterol and phosphatidylserine', published in the Journal of Cell Biology, which has an IF of 10.6. Read more about Professor Yang's research and teaching activity. 

July: Professor Ruiting Lan, for his paper ‘Elucidation of global and national genomic epidemiology of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis through multilevel genome typing’, published in Microbial Genomics, which has an IF of 5.2. Read more about Professor Lan’s research and teaching activity. 

August: Fatemeh Vafaee for her paper 'Supervised Application of Internal Validation Measures to Benchmark Dimensionality Reduction Methods in scRNA-seq Data’ published in the Briefings in Bioinformatics, which has an IF of 11.622. Read more about Dr Vafaee’s research and teaching activity. 

(Previous winners coming soon)