Awards & Winners

Michael Berridge

Date of Birth 22-October-1938
Place of Birth Kadoma
(Zimbabwe, Mashonaland West Province, Kadoma District)
Sir Michael John Berridge, FRS FMedSci is a Rhodesian-born British physiologist and biochemist. He is best known for his work on cellular transmembrane signalling, in particular the discovery that inositol trisphosphate acts as a second messenger, linking events at the plasma membrane with the release of Ca2+ within the cell. As of 2009, he is the Emeritus Babraham Fellow in the Signalling Programme Department of the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, and honorary professor of cell signalling at the University of Cambridge.

Awards by Michael Berridge

Check all the awards nominated and won by Michael Berridge.


Massry Prize
(In the field of Signal Transduction.)


Wolf Prize in Medicine
(For their discoveries concerning cellular transmembrane signalling involving phospholipids and calcium.)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For his masterful research revealing how IP3 governs the intracellular level of calcium and orchestrates the major activities of the cell.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For his work in establishing the roles of inositol trisphosphate, diacylglycerol, calcium and protein kinase C during signal transduction and in growth and differentiation.)