The Jim Parry Award is given to a senior scientist (and present or past member of UKEMS) who, in the opinion of the UKEMS committee, has made substantial contributions to the field of environmental mutagenesis.
This biennial award has been established to honour Jim Parry (1940-2010), who was one of the pioneers of the field of genetic toxicology. He was President of UKEMS from 1974-1977, Vice- president of the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS) from 1993-1995 and its President from 1995 to 1997. He was the founding editor of the journal "Mutagenesis". An obituary to Jim can be found in Mutagenesis (2011) 26, 1-2.
The award consists of:
- Inscribed bronze Jim Parry medal
- Cheque for £1000
- The recipient is expected to present an award lecture at the UKEMS annual meeting.