Leeds academics recognised for outstanding contribution to medical science
Three Leeds researchers have been recognised for excellence in medical science by being elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
John Fisher, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Tony Turner, Professor Biochemistry; and Peter Grant, Professor of Medicine, are among 46 medical researchers joining one of the UK's most prestigious medical academies.
Academy Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare. The expertise of the new Fellows spans neurosurgery, anticancer drug development, reproductive sciences, medical genetics and R&D leadership.
Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: "These new Fellows represent the wealth of talent within the UK biomedical community. Excellent medical science and medical scientists are key to breakthroughs in preventing and treating ill health.
"I am delighted that the Academy can recognise these new Fellows for the work they have done in the generation of cutting edge science and its translation into health benefits for society."
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 27 June 2012.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur, Professor Tim Bishop, Professor Malcolm Levene, Sir Alexander Markham, Professor Pamela Rabbits, Professor Peter Selby, and Professor Sheena Radford of the University of Leeds are also fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Colin Robinson, Emeritus Professor of the Dental Institute at Leeds is a Founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Posted in: University news