The Gordon Gibson Travel Award to attend the Gordon Conference meeting

The Gordon Gibson Travel Award is awarded biennially, on a competitive basis, to support participation by a BTS member at the Gordon Research Conference on Mechanisms of Toxicology. The Award is valued up to £1000, and is independent of age, career status or place of employment.

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Award attributes

Support a BTS member to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Mechanisms of Toxicology to give an oral or poster communication.  A successful applicant will be keen to communicate their work in the field of toxicology and is expected to present their work at the conference (oral or poster).


Biennially to coincide with Gordon Conference

Support provided

Financial support of up to £1000 towards conference attendance (Registration fee, accommodation and travel, consistent with BTS travel policy, and upon presentation of receipts).



The Travel Award may be made to any member of the Society, independent of age, career stage or place of employment; provided that they have been a member of the BTS for at least one full calendar year prior to application, and have not been in receipt of this award in the preceding four years.

Application requirements
  • Complete application form at least 6 months prior to conference
  • Poster/Talk Abstract
  • Full CV
  • Details of application for additional funding sources
  • Report of meeting for the BTS website
  • Application submitted
  • Nominations Subcommittee reviews and makes recommendations
  • BTS Executive reviews and ratifies NSC recommendation

About Gordon Gibson (1949-2008)

Professor of Molecular Toxicology, University of Surrey

Having obtained his PhD in Drug Metabolism in 1976, Gordon built experience in the biochemistry of cytochrome P450 during a postdoc in Prof Schenkman’s lab in the US, before returning to the University of Surrey to lead a distinguished career, becoming Professor of Molecular Toxicology in 1992.  He enthused over 45 PhD students and countless undergraduates and masters students.  His boundless energy and enthusiasm was infectious.  Gordon loved the cut and thrust of scientific debate, never more so than networking with peers at a conference; thus it’s fitting to remember him with an award to attend the prestigious Gordon conference.  Read more about Gordon’s life and work (Xenobiotica 2008, 38 (7-8), 653)