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RSE Fellows recognised by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering

Posted 20/07/2012

The Royal Society of Edinburgh would like to congratulate the following RSE Fellows, who have been recognised by the Royal Society for their achievements in their field of research.

Royal Medals - Sir Kenneth Murray FRS FRSE for his crucial contributions to the development of genetic engineering, to biotechnology and to the study of hepatitis viruses.

Sylvester Medal - Professor John Toland FRS FRSE for his original theorems and remarkable discoveries in nonlinear partial differential equations, including applications to water waves.

GlaxoSmithKline Prize - Professor Adrian Bird CBE FMedSci FRS FRSE for his outstanding contributions in the field of epigenetics, especially DNA methylation and its role in development and disease.

Rosalind Franklin Award - Professor Polly Arnold FRSE for her scientific achievements and her proposal to promote women in STEM.

Milner Award - Professor Gordon Plotkin FRS FRSE for his fundamental research into programming semantics with lasting impact on both the principles and design of programming languages.

Bakerian Lecture - Professor David Leigh FRS FRSE for his pioneering studies on the design and synthesis of artificial molecular motors and machines and his outstanding body of work on the template synthesis of molecular and supramolecular systems.

The full list of awardees is available on the Royal Society website here.

The RSE would also like to congratulate the following RSE Fellows who have become Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering:

Sir Paul Nurse HonFREng FMedSci PRS HonFRSE
President, Royal Society

Professor Sir John Beddington CMG HonFREng FRS FRSE
Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Iain Conn FREng FRSE
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Refining and Marketing, BP plc

Professor Paul William Jowitt CBE FREng FRSE
Professor of Civil Engineering Systems, Heriot Watt University

Professor David Michael Lane FREng FRSE
Director, Ocean Systems Laboratory, Heriot Watt University, and Director, SeeByte Inc.

Professor Jane Ann Plant CBE FREng FRSE
Anglo American Professor of Geochemistry, Imperial College London

Professor Austin Tate FREng FRSE
Personal Chair of Knowledge-based Systems and Director, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute, University of Edinburgh; Senior Visiting Scientist, Florida Institute for Human Machine Cognition

The full list of new Fellows is available on the Royal Academy of Engineering website here.

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