Marshall Medallists


Marshall Medallist 2013 – Professor Tom Fleming

Tom Fleming is Professor of Developmental Biology in the Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK.  Tom graduated in Zoology from University of Wales (1972), obtained his PhD from University of London (1979), was a postdoc at University of Keele until 1981 and then Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University before moving to Southampton in 1988. His research during his early career focused on invertebrate reproductive biology (mainly with annelids) working with Dr K. Sylvia Richards and Dr Peter Baron. From Cambridge days, he worked with Professor Martin Johnson on early mammalian development and cellular/molecular mechanisms of blastocyst morphogenesis. When he moved to Southampton, he set up his own lab in this same area before moving sideways, following some influential discussions with Professor David Barker, to investigate the influence of environmental factors (eg, maternal diet and health; embryo culture conditions as used in ART) during the peri-conceptional period on developmental plasticity and ultimately on offspring long-term health into adulthood. Tom has been Editor-in-Chief of Reproduction over 2008-end 2012, is editorial board member for J DOHaD, Cell and Tissue Biology Research and previously Biology of Reproduction, is a Council member of Society of Reproduction and Fertility, and sits on various grant committees and advisory boards. He is also an avid Saints supporter, enjoying life back in the Premier League.

Previous recipients of this award are listed below:

  • 2012 S Milligan
  • 2011 R Webb
  • 2010 H Leese
  • 2009 T Allen
  • 2008 A McNeilly
  • 2007 PJ Sharp
  • 2006 APF Flint
  • 2005 PF Watson
  • 2004 JR Clarke
  • 2003 HM Charlton
  • 2002 RM Moor
  • 2001 CA Finn
  • 2000 RB Heap
  • 1999 JM Bedford
  • 1998 DG Whittingham
  • 1997 DT Baird
  • 1996 GE Lamming
  • 1995 RV Short
  • 1994 R Yanagimachi
  • 1993 WK Whitten
  • 1992 H Peters
  • 1991 RG Edwards
  • 1990 JD Biggers
  • 1989 GD Thorburn
  • 1988 EJC Polge
  • 1987 GC Liggins
  • 1986 RO Greep
  • 1985 A McLaren
  • 1984 C Lalor Burdick
  • 1983 IW Rowlands
  • 1982 A Nalbandov
  • 1981 CR Austin
  • 1980 C Thibault
  • 1979 M Jackson
  • 1978 Sir Dugald Baird
  • 1977 SA Asdell
  • 1976 T Mann
  • 1975 C Gemzell
  • 1973 H Bruce
  • 1972 EC Amoroso
  • 1971 MC Chang
  • 1970 Sir Alan Parkes
  • 1969 FWR Brambell
  • 1967 HM Evans
  • 1966 B Zondek
  • 1964 CG Hartman