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MRC researchers join Fellowship of Academy of Medical Sciences

8 May 2017

[Picture: Professor Giovanna Mallucci] 

MRC-supported scientists are among the 46 distinguished medical researchers elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Election to the Fellowship is awarded for scientific excellence which includes notable contribution to medical research and healthcare, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society.

The new intake to the Fellowship includes the highest female cohort to date (37%). This year's elected Fellows have expertise spanning many different areas of medical research including women’s health, immunology, public health and infectious disease. The new Fellows will be officially appointed at a ceremony on Wednesday 28 June.

The newly elected Fellows include:

Dr Anne Bertolotti, Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Professor Sheila Bird OBE FRSE, Visiting Senior Fellow, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Institute of Public Health and Visiting Professor at Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Strathclyde University

Professor David Fitzpatrick, Joint Head of Disease Mechanisms, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh

Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, Professorial Fellow, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Professor Francesca Happé, Director, MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Dr Roman Hovorka, Director of Research, WT-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge

Professor Giovanna Mallucci, van Geest Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge; Associate Director UK Dementia Research Institute at University of Cambridge; Programme Leader and Head of Neurobiology, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester

Dr David Roblin, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Scientific Translation, Francis Crick Institute

Professor Robert Wilkinson, Wellcome Senior Fellow and Professor in Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London; Senior Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute London; Honorary Professor and Director, Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa, University of Cape Town

For a full list of the fellows elected in 2017, please visit: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/fellows/fellowship-news/new-fellows

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