Fellows elected to science academies

A former Fellow and two current Supernumerary Fellows were amongst the 50 eminent scientists elected as Fellows of the Royal Society this year for their exceptional contributions to science:

Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, said:

"Our Fellows are key to the Royal Society’s fundamental purpose of using science for the benefit of humanity. For their outstanding contributions to research and innovation, both now and in the future, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the world’s best scientists into the ranks of the Royal Society."

Also last week, Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology at Oxford University, who is a Bodley Fellow and a Stipendiary Lecturer in Human Anatomy, was one of 48 of the UK’s world leading researchers who were elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy's President, Professor Sir Robert Lechler said:

"The Academy simply could not tackle major health and policy challenges without our dynamic and diligent brain trust of Fellows. I extend my warmest congratulations to all who are joining us this year, each of whom has earnt this prestige by advancing their own field of biomedical science."