Professor Colin Kleanthous, Iveagh Professor of Microbial Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry, has been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is one of 60 new Fellows announced on Wednesday 11th May 2022. New Fellows are recognised for their contributions to biomedical and health science and their ability to generate new knowledge and improve the health of people everywhere.
Professor Dame Anne Johnson PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said:
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome these 60 experts to the Fellowship to help to address the major health challenges facing society.
"Each of the new Fellows has made important contributions to the health of our society, with a breadth of expertise ranging from the physical and mental health of young people to parasitic diseases and computational biology.
"The diversity of biomedical and health expertise within our Fellowship is a formidable asset that in the past year has informed our work on critical issues such as tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the health impacts of climate change, addressing health inequalities, and making the case for funding science. The new Fellows of 2022 will be critical to helping us deliver our ambitious 10-year strategy that we will launch later this year."
You can read more about The Academy of Medical Sciences' Fellowship here. You can find out more about Professor Keanthous' work on Protein-protein interactions in the Gram-negative bacterial cell envelope here.