The British Mycological Society and The Microbiology Society together established the Tony Trinci Award to celebrate great mycology and to honour the late Professor Trinci, who was President of both societies.
Representatives from each Society meet each year to select a researcher deemed to be presenting the best mycological research at either the BMS Annual Scientific Meeting or the Microbiology Society Annual Conference. There are no restrictive criteria: all presenters irrespective of career stage will be considered. There is no requirement for the award to alternate between the two organisations - the overriding criterion will be that the science should be celebrated in honour of Tony Trinci.
Tony Trinci Award: Dr Ester Gaya
Dr Ester Gaya of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew received the Tony Trinci Award 2023 and gave her award presentation, Symbiotic Interactions, at the BMS Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2023. BMS President Janet Quinn (pictured left) said: “This joint Award from the British Mycological Society and the Microbiology Society recognises Tony Trinci’s enormous contribution to mycological research and Dr Gaya’s innovative research on the diversity and evolution of a vast range of fungi makes her an excellent and deserving winner of this Award.”