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The Royal Society of Biology offers its warmest congratulations to four of its Fellows following their recent election as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the expert voice of biomedical and health research in the UK.

Hailing from top academic institutions in the UK, the honoured Fellows are leaders in their fields. They are recognised for their remarkable contributions to advancing the biomedical sciences with their work ranging across oncology, vaccinology, cell biology, and research and innovation.

The recognised Fellows are:

Professor Dean Fennell FMedSci FRSB

Chair of Thoracic Medical Oncology, University of Leicester

Professor Teresa Lambe FMedSci FRSB

Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology, Calleva Head of Vaccine Immunology, University of Oxford

Professor Maddy Parsons FMedSci FRSB

Professor of Cell Biology, Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London

Professor Kevin Shakesheff FMedSci FRSB

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), The Open University

Side by side headshots of two Fellows

RSB Fellows elected to Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship: Professor Maddy Parsons FMedSci FRSB (left) and Professor Kevin Shakesheff FMedSci FRSB (right)

As a membership organisation RSB relies on the support of Fellows and members in its work to influence policy, advance education and professional development, and encourage public interest in the life sciences.

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