Since 1969, the charity TENOVUS SCOTLAND has supported innovative medical research within Scottish Universities and teaching hospitals. Tenovus Scotland, supported by private donations and fundraising events, funds the full spectrum of medical sciences. The principle aim of the charity is to assist young research staff, who have yet to establish a track record, with small grants to get their research programmes underway.
Another major activity of Tenovus Scotland is to support high profile lectures and symposia organised at the University of Glasgow in fields related to biomedical science.
The prestigious Tenovus Medal has been awarded to biomedical scientists annually since 1992. Here, at the University of Glasgow, the recipient delivers a lecture about their research, after which they are presented with an engraved silver Tenovus Medal. The recipient may be well established with a sustained distinguished career or may be a rising star making a big impact on their field.
Two-day Tenovus Symposia are held at University of Glasgow and feature the latest advances made by Scottish and international research groups.
Read an article on The History of Tenovus meetings