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Three of the University's scientists have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences for their contribution to biomedical and health research, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences, and its translation into benefits to society.

One of them is Professor Philip K. Maini FRS, Professor of Mathematical Biology and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology in the Mathematical Institute.

The others come from Medical Sciences Division: Professor James Berkley, Head of Clinical Research at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health; and Professor Susan Lea, Director of the Central Oxford Structural Microscopy and Imaging Centre & Professor of Microbiology at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

This year's elected Fellows, 46 in total, have expertise that spans women’s health, immunology, public health and infectious disease among many other fields.

Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: ‘As we elect new Fellows each year, the Academy continues to grow as a unique and productive hub of the best minds in UK medical science. Our expanding and evolving Fellowship allows the Academy to play a vital role in tackling the major health challenges facing society today and in the future.

‘The election of these 46 exceptional biomedical and health researchers is a well-deserved honour. Each newly elected Fellow has made an outstanding impact in the community, contributing to the development of better healthcare - from fundamental scientific understanding to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. I am delighted to welcome them to the Academy and greatly look forward to working with them all in the future.’

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 28 June 2017.

Story courtesy of the University of Oxford News Office