SRF Post-Doctoral Award

The Post-Doctoral Scientist Award is aimed at post-doctoral scientists who are within five years of having obtained their PhD.

SRF Post-Doctoral Award 2023

Dr Sofia Granados Aparici, McGill University, Canada

For her presentation:

‘SMAD4 within granulosa cells promotes adhesion of transzonal projections to the oocyte in the mouse’

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the award, postdoctoral scientists must be the first and presenting author of an abstract submitted for the Fertility meetings.

Submitted abstracts are reviewed by an independent panel and a minimum of three abstracts are short listed for oral presentation during the Postdoctoral Scientist Prize Session at Fertility. The prize is awarded based on a combination of criteria which include content, presentation, delivery and discussion of the work. The winner of the prize will be invited to present their talk at the Society for Reproductive Biology Congress in Australia / New Zealand.

To be considered for the Postdoctoral Scientist Prize, qualifying scientists must be a member of SRF and tick the relevant box when submitting their abstract for Fertility.  Members who have won this award in the last two years are not eligible to apply.

The previous SRF Post-Doctoral Award winners are listed below

2020  -2022

2022 Jorge Lopez-Tello, University of Cambridge

2021 Gillian Johnson, King’s College London

2020 Jorge Lopez-Tello, University of Cambridge


2019 Paul McKeegan, Hull York Medical School

2018 Avi Lerner, Imperial College London

2017 Not awarded

2016 Agnes Stefansdottir, University of Edinburgh

2015 Michelle Johnson, The Open University

2014 Douglas Gibson, University of Edinburgh

2013 Alison Wallace, St George’s, London

2012 Dr Caroline, Dalton University College London

2011 Dr Emma Lucas, University of Southampton

2010 Dr Vicki Onions, University of Nottingham


2009 Dr Andrew Childs, MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, Edinburgh

2008 Dr Jemma Evans, MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, Edinburgh