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BBSRC congratulates new Fellows of the Royal Society

20 April 2012

BBSRC wishes to congratulate all of those scientists who were honoured today by being elected Fellows of the Royal Society.

11 researchers from the BBSRC community were recognised for their achievements including former BBSRC Innovator of the Year, Professor Shankar Balasubramanian of the University of Cambridge and Professor Andrew Millar Director of the BBSRC Systems Biology centre at The University of Edinburgh. Prof Balasubramanian's partner in setting up Solexa sequencing, Professor David Klenerman, was also made a Fellow.

Professor Douglas Kell, BBSRC Chief Executive, said "I would like to offer my congratulations to all of those scientists who have been made Fellows of the Royal Society today. They have been honoured in recognition of their scientific achievements and so take a deserved placed amongst some of the world's most eminent scientists, past and present."

Of the 44 newly elected Fellows of the Royal Society, the following 11 are, or have been, funded by BBSRC:

  • Professor John Aggleton FMedSci FRS
    Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Professor Shankar Balasubramanian FMedSci FRS
    Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge and Senior Group Leader, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute
  • Professor Philip Nigel Bartlett FRS
    Professor of Electrochemistry, Chemistry, University of Southampton
  • Professor Gordon Dougan FMedSci FRS
    Principal Research Scientist, Head of Pathogens, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Professor Alasdair Iain Houston FRS
    Professor of Theoretical Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Professor David Klenerman FRS
    Professor in Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies at Christ's College
  • Professor Eddy Liew FMedSci FRS
    Gardiner Professor of Immunology, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow
  • Professor John Michael McNamara FRS
    Professor of Mathematics and Biology, School of Mathematics, University of Bristo
  • Professor Andrew John McWalter Millar FRS
    Professor of Systems Biology, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Gabriel Waksman FMedSci FRS
    Courtauld Professor of Biochemistry, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London and Birkbeck College
  • Professor Daniel Mark Wolpert FMedSci FRS
    Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge


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