UCL School of Pharmacy


Professor Abdul Basit - Harrison Memorial Medal winner

26 May 2022

Congratulations to Professor Abdul Basit who has been named as the recipient of the Harrison Memorial Medal for 2022.

The Harrison Memorial Medal is awarded every two years, in memory of the distinguished pharmaceutical chemist Colonel EF Harrison. It is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in advancing pharmaceutical science.

Professor Abdul Basit with his research team at the PBP conference in Rotterdam in March 2022

Image: Professor Abdul Basit (centre) with this research team at the PBP conference in Rotterdam in March 2022.

Professor Basit is internationally recognised for leading in the fields of oral drug delivery, microbiome medicines, three-dimensional printing of pharmaceuticals and digital health. He has also founded three start-up companies.

His research has led to a series of transformative drug delivery systems, translated into the design of new technologies and improved therapies, many of which have been commercialised and launched worldwide including a new treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. To date, more than a million patients have benefited from inventions created and developed in the Basit Research Group.

“I am surprised and taken aback to have even been considered, let alone receive the Harrison Memorial Medal. Although it is the one individual that is honoured, it is a testament to the creativity and dedication of my wonderful collaborators and research group. I would like to express my gratitude to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for placing our work in such a distinguished rank as of those who have who have gone before me. This will only motivate us further to pursue impactful research for better medicines and healthcare for patients.”

Join Professor Basit at the RPS Science and Research Summit 2022

Professor Basit will be delivering the Harrison Lecture at the RPS Science and Research Summit on Friday 24 June 2022 at County Hall, London. Professor Basit joins a fantastic line-up of speakers for a day packed with science, research, innovation and networking. Join us!

Register for the RPS Science and Research Summit here: https://events.rpharms.com/website/7524/  

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