UoB Professor elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Gurdyal Besra, of the School of Biosciences, who has been elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of medical science.

44 researchers from across the UK have been recognised by the Academy for their excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge, or their conspicuous service to healthcare. The expertise of the new Fellows spans pharmacology, cell biology, biomedical engineering, childhood cancers, suicide prevention and international health.

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy said, "The Academy of Medical Sciences exists to promote the best of medical science for the benefit of society. Our new Fellows are recognised for their exceptional contribution and collectively represent the array of talent present in the UK medical science community. They will further strengthen the Academy and I look forward to working with them over the coming years".

Professor Besra heads a world-leading research group studying Mycobacterium tuberculosis; has published over 340 internationally peer-reviewed articles, and has been awarded and successfully managed over 35 research grants. He will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 26 June.