David Lilley has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2015 Lifetime Service Award
Professor Lilley is Chair of Molecular Biology and Director of the CR-UK Nucleic Acid Structure Research Group at the University of Dundee. He has spent over 40 years studying the structure and physical biochemical properties of nucleic acids and proteins, including chromatin complexes, DNA & RNA junctions and cruciforms, multiple ribozyme motifs, and numerous nucleic acid modifications.
Professor Lilley’s award this year is specifically for service to the society. He has served the society as board member, conference organiser, and speaker, but his most significant contribution has been as Chair of the Meetings Committee for the past nine years. In that latter capacity David worked tirelessly to promote the RNA Society meetings. He played an important role in the organization of international conferences, including the 2008 meeting in Berlin, the 2011 meeting in Kyoto and the 2014 meeting in Davos.
Dr. Lilley will receive his award at he 20th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society will in May 2015, in Madison, Wisconsin.