CCP5 Prize 2020

CCP5 Prize and Lecture

Nomination process

The call for nominations opens on 15th June 2020. Nominations are open until Friday 28th August 2020. Self-nominations are accepted, members of the selection committee cannot nominate themselves.

The award

The CCP5 Prize and Lecture is awarded biennially to an outstanding scientist (from the UK or overseas) working in the field (software, method development and/or applications) of classical molecular simulation. Nominees should be a mid-career scientist typically within 20 years from their PhD. Career breaks will be recognised.

Review process

Nominations should be accompanied by one reference letter written by a colleague and the nominee’s CV. All nominations are scored by a select committee. The decision of the awarding committee is final, and the committee reserves the right to make no award if no candidate is deemed to be of sufficient merit. The award will be announced at the CCP5 Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the winner will give a plenary lecture.

Please email the nomination and the attached documents to, putting as subject: Nomination for CCP5 Prize 2020.


The winner will be awarded £1000, a medal and will have all reasonable expenses covered to attend the AGM.)


winner is Prof Kostya Trachenko, Queen Mary University London, UK

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