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Professors Jonathan Mant, Susan Jebb and Simon Griffin are amongst the 48 elected to join the Fellowship of The Academy of Medical Sciences.

I feel very honoured and absolutely delighted to have been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. It is a huge privilege to join this group of people who individually have made such important scientific advances. As a combined force the Fellows shape the way scientific research is conducted in the UK and develop ways to tackle the big health challenges now and in the future. I am really looking forward to contributing to this important work, especially activities linked to improving the health of the public which is the focus of my own research.”


- Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

The new Fellows were elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.

This year's elected Fellows have expertise that spans sleep research, infectious and tropical diseases, diabetes medicine, parasite biology and ultrasound research and technology among many other fields.

News from The Academy of Medical Sciences.

Full list of Fellows elected in 2018

Dr David Adams, Senior Group Leader, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Professor Louise Arseneault, Professor of Developmental Psychology, King's College London

Professor Eleanor Barnes, Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine, University of Oxford

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen FBA, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge

Professor David Beeson, Professor in Molecular Neuroscience, University of Oxford

Professor Ashley Blom, Head of the Department of Translational Health Sciences, University of Bristol

Professor Elizabeth Corbett, Professor of Tropical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Augusto Cuello, Charles E Frosst/Merck Chair in Pharmacology, McGill University

Professor Melanie Davies CBE, Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Leicester

Professor Panagiotis Deloukas, Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Derk-Jan Dijk, Professor of Sleep and Physiology, University of Surrey

Professor John Edmunds OBE, Dean, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, and Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Susan Galbraith, Senior Vice-President & Head Oncology Innovative Medicines, AstraZeneca

Professor Simon Griffin, Professor of General Practice, University of Cambridge

Professor Ian Hall, Boots Chair in Therapeutics & Honorary Consultant Physician NUH NHS Trust, Director Centre for Bimolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham

Professor Giles Hardingham FRSE, City of Edinburgh Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Director, UK Dementia Research Institute, University of Edinburgh

Professor Elaine Holmes, Professor of Chemical Biology, Head of Computational and Systems Medicine, Imperial College London

Professor James Huntington, Professor of Molecular Haemostasis, University of Cambridge

Professor Peter Hutchinson, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge

Professor Susan Jebb OBE, Professor of Diet and Population Health, University of Oxford

Professor Frank Kelly, Professor of Environmental Health, King's College London

Professor Mika Kivimaki, Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London

Dr James Larkin, Consultant in Medical Oncology and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Royal Marsden Hospital

Professor Timothy Leighton FRS FREng, Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics, University of Southampton

Professor Giovanna Lombardi, Professor of Immunology, King's College London

Professor Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford

Professor Margaret Maclean MBE FRSE, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, University of Glasgow

Professor Richard Maizels FRSE, Professor of Parasitology, University of Glasgow

Professor Jonathan Mant, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Cambridge

Professor Keith Matthews FRSE, Professor of Parasite Biology, University of Edinburgh

Professor Christopher Nutting, Consultant and Professor in Clinical Oncology, Royal Marsden Hospital

Professor Ruth Plummer, Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine, Newcastle University

Professor Jordan Raff, César Milstein Professor of Cancer Cell Biology, University of Oxford

Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease, University of Cambridge

Professor David Rowitch, Professor of Paediatrics & Head of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge

Dr William Schafer, Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Professor Nicole Soranzo, Head of Human Complex Traits Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Professor Robert Steele, Professor of Surgery and Head of Cancer Research Division, University of Dundee

Professor Jesper Svejstrup FRS, Senior Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute

Professor Guy Thwaites, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford and Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Research Program in Vietnam

Professor Martin Tobin, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Leicester

Dr Sharon Tooze, Senior Scientist, The Francis Crick Institute; Honorary Professor, University College London

Professor Jørgen Vestbo, Professor Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester

Dr Pauline Williams, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Health R&D, GlaxoSmithKline

Professor Catherine Williamson, Professor of Women’s Health, King's College London

Professor Paula Williamson, Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Liverpool

Dr Anthony Wood, Senior Vice President and Head of Platform Technologies and Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline

Professor Mark Woodward, Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics, University of Oxford