John Maynard Smith Prize

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The John Maynard Smith Prize is a prize given by the European Society for Evolutionary Biology on odd years to an outstanding young researcher. It was first awarded in 1997 and is named after the evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith (1920–2004).[1]

List of winners[edit]

Source: European Society for Evolutionary Biology

Year Awarded to For
1997 Marie-Charlotte Anstett Facilitation and constraints in the evolution of mutualism
1999 Nicolas Galtier Non stationary models of nucleotide substitution and the evolution of base composition
2001 Alexander Badyaev Paradox of rapid evolution of sexual size dimorphism: the role of ontogeny and maternal effects
2003 Patricia Beldade The genetic basis of phenotypic variation: evolution and development of butterfly wing patterns
2005 Daven Presgraves Speciation genes & selfish genes in Drosophila
2007 Andy Gardner The evolution of spite
2009 Tanja Schwander Evolution of genetic caste determination in social insects ; Ben Sadd - Junior fellowship
2011 Rowan Barrett The genetics of adaptation to changing environments ; Emma Hine - Junior fellowship
2012 Tanja Stadler Looking at the present to learn about the past; Daniel Matute - Junior fellowship
2013 Rich FitzJohn What drives biological diversification? Detecting the traits under species selection ; Line Ugelvig - Junior fellowship
2014 Laurie Stevison The Time-Scale Of Recombination Rate Evolution In Great Apes
2015 Matthew Hartfield Mathematical adventures in sex and disease evolution
2016 E. Keith Bowers


  1. ^ "John Maynard Smith Prize". European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Retrieved 11 January 2015.