- 44 leading experts recognised for excellence in research
BBSRC Chief Executive, Professor Jackie Hunter, is one of 44 researchers from across the UK being recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare. The expertise of the new Fellows includes haematology, bioinformatics, immunology, psychiatry, biochemistry and health services provision.
Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said, "The Academy of Medical Sciences represents the excellence and diversity of medical science in the UK, and this is evident in the broad range of expertise demonstrated by this year's new Fellows. They each bring a unique perspective which we will value immensely – from the industry experience of Fellows such as Professor Jackie Hunter to the policy knowledge of Baroness Finlay. Their election is a much deserved honour for the outstanding achievements they have shown throughout their careers. I know they will contribute greatly to the Academy, and I am delighted to welcome them all to the Fellowship."
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 2 July 2014.
- 44 Fellows selected from a pool of 351 candidates
- 15 women (34%) and 29 men (66%) elected
- 8 new Fellows are from the University of Cambridge, 6 are from Imperial College London and 5 from the University of Oxford. Other new Fellows are drawn from across the UK, including Dundee, Cardiff, Bristol and York