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Gurdon Institute Senior Group Leader and Royal Society E.P. Abraham Professor, Ben Simons, is among 50 prominent biomedical and health scientists who have joined the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.


The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Its elected Fellows are the UK’s leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service.

In 2021, the Academy's new Fellows have been selected for their exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical science through innovative research discoveries and translating scientific developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.

Ben said: “As a theorist, and relative newcomer to the field of biomedical sciences, it is a great honour to be elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences".


Read more about Ben's research.

Read about all five new Fellows at the University of Cambridge.


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