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The Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes are annual prizes awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry to chemists in Britain who are 34 years of age or below. The prize is given to scientist who demonstrate the most meritorious and promising original investigations in chemistry and published results of those investigations. There are 3 prizes given every year, each winning £5000 and a medal. Candidates are not permitted to nominate themselves.
They were begun in 2008 when two previous awards, the Meldola Medal and Prize and the Edward Harrison Memorial Prize, were joined together.They commemorate Raphael Meldola and Edward Harrison.
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The Meldola Medal and Prize commemorated Raphael Meldola, President of the Maccabaeans and the Institute of Chemistry. The last winners of the prize in 2007 were Hon Lam from the University of Edinburgh, and Rachel O'Reilly of the University of Cambridge.
The Edward Harrison Memorial Prize commemorated the work of Edward Harrison who was credited with producing the first serviceable gas mask. The last winner of the prize was Katherine Holt of University College London.
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