UCL quartet join Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences
6 May 2009
Four UCL professors have been recognised for excellence in medical science by their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
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 four new Fellows from UCL are:
Professor Stephan Beck, Professor for Medical Genomics (UCL Cancer Institute)
Professor Neil Burgess, MRC Senior non-clinical Research Fellow (UCL Neuroscience)
Professor Andrew Lees, Professor of Cerebrovascular Medicine (UCL Neuroscience)
Professor John Wood, Professor of Molecular Neurobiology (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Professor Sir John Bell, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: "Our new Fellows illustrate the wealth of experience and diversity of talent amongst the UK's research community."
The Academy of Medical Sciences promotes advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into benefits for patients. The Academy's nine hundred Fellows are the UK's leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service.