Sir Peter Horby Kt FMedSci FRS has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society

Sir Peter Horby Kt FMedSci FRS, Moh Family Foundation Professor of Emerging Infections and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine and Director, Pandemic Sciences Institute, University of Oxford, Fellow of Merton College, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences.

Professor Horby said: ‘I feel enormously privileged to join the eminent, and somewhat jaw-dropping, roll call of Royal Society Fellows. ‘It gives me great satisfaction to know that the work my collaborators and I have done is considered to have benefited society in tangible ways.’

Recognised for their invaluable contributions to science, the elected Fellows are leaders in their fields and have been selected for their substantial contributions to the advancement of science in various fields.

More than 90 exceptional researchers from across the world have this year been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society

Sir Adrian Smith, President of the Royal Society, said:

“I am pleased to welcome such an outstanding group into the Fellowship of the Royal Society.

“This new cohort have already made significant contributions to our understanding of the world around us and continue to push the boundaries of possibility in academic research and industry.

“From visualising the sharp rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution to leading the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, their diverse range of expertise is furthering human understanding and helping to address some of our greatest challenges.

“It is an honour to have them join the Fellowship.”