Welcome to The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine


The Institute was originally established in 1891 as The British Institute of Preventive Medicine


The latest news about Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, current and former Fellows.

Research Prizes

Our highly competitive prizes help support future leaders in biomedicine to develop specialist research.

About Us

Learn how we operate and support the biomedical research ecosystem in the UK & Republic of Ireland.

Our History

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine was founded in 1891 and is one of the UK’s oldest medical charities.

Originally a Research Institute developing, and subsequently producing on a commercial scale, vaccines and antitoxins it has over the years adapted to the changing research environment; always seeking to support research in an innovative way. Take a look at our heritage and find out more about us. Today, from its endowment funds, it is a grant-giving charity whose principal award is the Lister Research Prize Fellowship. The Institute has sought to retain the ‘Lister family’ tradition and remains in touch with all its former and current Fellows.

 The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine is one of the UK’s
oldest medical charities, founded in 1891. 

 Today we support high quality researchers at the forefront of biomedical sciences. 

Research Prizes

The Lister Institute’s competitive research prizes give young scientists the opportunity to develop their potential through flexible funding over a five-year period.

The awards are aimed at younger,  researchers in the early years of running their own groups, for whom receipt of the prize would make a significant difference to their research work.

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