Wellcome Trust researchers honoured as Royal Society Fellows
News / Published: 1 May 2014
Nine Wellcome Trust-funded researchers have been made Fellows of the Royal Society. In total 60 outstanding scientists have been recognised for their contribution to science.
The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Past Fellows and Foreign Members have included Newton, Darwin and Einstein.
We congratulate our researchers elected in today's announcement:
- Dr Ewan Birney (EMBL-EBI)
- Professor Dorothy Bishop (University of Oxford)
- Professor Irwin McLean (University of Dundee)
- Professor James Naismith (University of St Andrews)
- Dr Julian Parkhill (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
- Professor Sheena Radford (University of Leeds)
- Professor Randy Read (University of Cambridge)
- Professor David Ron (University of Cambridge)
- Professor Patrik Rorsman (University of Oxford)
Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, said: "Our warmest congratulations to those who have been recognised today by the Royal Society. We are delighted by the awards to members of the Wellcome Trust community, who have each contributed a great deal to the scientific endeavour during the course of their careers. Scientific excellence is at the heart of what we look for at the Wellcome Trust, and we take great pride in seeing the achievements of these scientists reflected in the elections to the Fellowship of the Royal Society."