Awards and prizes
2000 Hans Neurath AwardJanet M. Thornton received the 2000 Hans Neurath Award of the Protein Society. Among Dr. Thornton’s most notable achievements are developing a powerful classification system for protein structures, new methods for protein fold recognition by threading; and novel technology to assess the accuracy of protein structures. She received her PhD from King’s College of the U. of London (1973), was appointed Professor of Biomolecular Structure at University College of London (1990), and has held the Bernal Chair at this institution since 1998. She is director of the BBSRC Centre for Structural Biology at Birkbeck.She became
a fellow of the Royal Society in 1999.