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03 May 2013
Pioneers of the Internet, computing, climate modelling and virtual surgery are just some of the experts who have been announced as new Fellows of the Royal Society today (3 May 2013).
New Fellows 2013
Sophie Wilson has been elected for her contribution to computer architecture, including the BBC Microcomputer and BBC BASIC that introduced a generation to computing. She is joined by Dr Michael Burrows, of Google Inc, who is distinguished for his pioneering work on web search and indexing, helping to design of the early search engine Altavista.
Lord Ara Darzi PC KBE FMedSci HonFREng has been made a Fellow for his fundamental contributions to the quality and safety of surgery. Professor Jon Crowcroft has been acknowledged for his seminal contributions to the development of the Internet, including techniques that paved the way for rural broadband. Professor Joanna Haigh has been elected for her leadership in the area of solar influences on the middle atmosphere, with work she developed being now being used my climate modelling groups across the world.
Newly elected Foreign Member, Professor Zhu Chen, is noted for important contributions to the treatment of leukemia, both in understanding novel drug action and their translation into clinical use. He was one of the principal investigators responsible for sequencing the genome of the main type of bilharzia (S Japonicum) in Asia. He has also distinguished himself as a former Minister of Health for the People’s Republic of China and served as vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2000 - 2007.
Author, Bill Bryson, has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. His books and lectures demonstrate an abiding love for science. His “Short History of Nearly Everything” continues to be an international best seller, and by editing “Seeing Further” for its 350th Anniversary he enabled the Royal Society to communicate to a wide audience the excitement and relevance of its own history.
HRH The Duke York KG GCVO has been elected a Royal Fellow of the Society for his long interest in science and its applications, and his strong and active support of many of the activities of the Society.
Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said:
“Science helps us to better understand ourselves and the natural world around us and has a huge role to play in future economic prosperity and the health of our planet and its 7 billion people. In the coming decades we are going to find ourselves more and more dependent on the solutions. Science can offer to grand challenges such as food shortages, climate change and tackling disease. These scientists who have been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society have already contributed much to the scientific endeavour following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Newton, Darwin and Einstein and it gives me great pleasure to welcome them into our ranks.”
The full list of Fellows and Foreign Members who have been elected is as follows:
Professor Harry Laurence Anderson FRS
University of Oxford
Professor Judith Patricia Armitage FRS
Professor Keith Ball FRS
University of Warwick
Professor Michael Webster Bevan FRS
John Innes Centre
Professor Mervyn James Bibb FRS
Sir Stephen R Bloom FMedSci FRS
Imperial College London
Professor Gilles Brassard FRS
Université de Montréal
Dr Michael Burrows FRS
Professor Jon Andrew Crowcroft FRS
University of Cambridge
Lord Ara Darzi PC KBE FMedSci HonFREng FRS
Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research
Professor William Charles Earnshaw FMedSci FRS
University of Edinburgh
Professor Gerard F Gilmore FRS
Professor Nigel Glover FRS
Professor Raymond E Goldstein FRS
Professor Melvyn Goodale FRS
University of Western Ontario
Professor Martin Green AM FRS
University of New South Wales
Professor Gillian Margaret Griffiths FMedSci FRS
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Professor Joanna Dorothy Haigh FRS
Dr Phillip Thomas Hawkins FMedSci FRS
The Babraham Institute
Professor Edith Heard FRS
Professor Gideon Henderson FRS
Professor Guy Charles Lloyd-Jones FRS
University of Bristol
Professor Stephen P Long FRS
University of Illinois
Dr Nicholas Lydon FRS
AnaptysBio and BluePrint Medicines
Professor Anne Mills FMedSci FRS
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor Paul O'Brien FRS
University of Manchester
Professor William Richardson FMedSci FRS
University College London
Professor Gareth Owen Roberts FRS
Professor Ronald Kerry Rowe FREng FRS
Sir John Stewart Savill FMedSci FRS
Professor Christopher Schofield FRS
Professor Paul M Sharp FRS
Professor Stephen James Simpson FRS
University of Sydney.
Professor Terence Paul Speed FRS
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini FMedSci FRS
Professor Douglas W Stephan FRS
University of Toronto
Professor Brigitta Stockinger FMedSci FRS
MRC National Institute for Medical Research
Dr Alan Turnbull FRS
National Physical Laboratory
Dr Jean-Paul Vincent FMedSci FRS
Professor Andrew Wilkie FMedSci FRS
Ms Sophie Wilson FRS
Professor Terry Wyatt FRS
Professor Julia Yeomans FRS
Professor Robert Joseph Young FREng FRS
Professor Margaret Buckingham ForMemRS
Professor Zhu Chen ForMemRS
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Professor John Hutchinson ForMemRS
Professor Eric Kandel ForMemRS
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor Elliott Hershel Lieb ForMemRS
Professor Kyriacos C Nicolaou ForMemRS
The Scripps Research Institute
Professor Randy Schekman ForMemRS
University of California
Professor Eli Yablonovitch ForMemRS
Mr Bill Bryson
HRH The Duke of York KG GCVO
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