The Sir Jules Thorn
Charitable Trust
Annual Reports

“The Trust has attained a special position in support of promising young medical researchers through its Award Scheme for Biomedical Research at a time in their career when the flow in new ideas is at its strongest. The energy of young clinical academics is often too dissipated in the efforts necessary to put together a programme of research from small project grants obtained from disparate sources. This problem particularly affects those interested in translational research, the crucial link between laboratory discovery and clinical investigation. By committing significant resources to our brightest young investigators in this field, the Trust will unquestionably further the discovery of new approaches towards preventions, diagnosis and treatment of a range of intractable disorders that still inflict serious morbidity and untimely death in the UK and elsewhere”.

- Professor John Savill FRSE FMedSci FRS Regius Professor of Medical Science, Director of Wellcome Trust Clinical Academic Track (ECAT), University of Edinburgh