Wellcome Trust researchers recognised by Academy of Medical Sciences

Twelve members of the Wellcome Trust community have been announced as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Fellows are recognised for their excellence in medical research, application of science and services to the healthcare community. The announcement names 48 eminent researchers who are leaders in their fields.

We send our congratulations to those Trust-funded researchers elected:

  • Dr Ewan Birney FRS, Associate Director, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus
  • Professor Peter Brocklehurst, Director Institute for Women’s Health, University College London
  • Professor John Danesh, BHF Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Head of Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology and Wellcome Trust Investigator, University of Leicester
  • Professor Jorge Ferrer, Chair of Genetics and Medicine; Head of Epigenomics and Disease Section, Imperial College London
  • Professor Matthew Freeman FRS, Professor of Pathology and Head of Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
  • Professor Neil Gow, Director of Research and Commercialisation at College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen
  • Professor Fiona Gribble, Professor of Endocrine Physiology, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Simon Hay, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford
  • Professor Paul Kaye, Professor of Immunology; Director Centre for Immunology and Infection, University of York and Hull York Medical School
  • Professor Massimo Palmarini, Professor of Virology and Director of the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Sarah Teichmann, Research Group Leader EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute & Senior Group Leader, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, said: "It is excellent to see the achievements of members of the Trust community being recognised in this way and I send my congratulations to all those elected. I am sure that the new fellows will continue to advance scientific and medical research, as well as contributing to the outstanding work of the Academy of Medical Sciences."

For the full list of new Fellows please visit The Academy of Medical Sciences.