CANCER GRAND CHALLENGES COMMUNITY RECOGNISED FOR SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE IN RECENT FELLOWSHIP ELECTIONS
10 July 2020
We’re delighted to congratulate members of the Cancer Grand Challenges community recently elected to several prestigious organisations.
American Association of Cancer Research Academy Fellowships
- Professor Charlie Swanton, Francis Crick Institute
Cancer Research UK’s Chief Clinician, member of the Cancer Grand Challenges Science Committee
- Professor Greg Hannon, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Principal Investigator, IMAXT
I’m extremely grateful for this international recognition for the work we’re carrying out to better understand how cancers evolve in the body. By looking at how tumours change and grow over time, we’re searching for weaknesses in this process which could become targets for new treatments.
Professor Charlie Swanton
Dr Serena Nik-Zainal (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre), Co-Investigator on the Cancer Grand Challenges PRECISION team, was among 63 scientists from around the world elected to membership of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
National Academy of Sciences Membership
- Professor Fiona Powrie, Oxford University
- Professor René Bernards, Netherlands Cancer Institute
Member of the Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee
I did my postdoctoral training in the US and remain connected to the US immunology community. I am deeply honoured to receive this recognition from them – it means a lot. Individual recognition like this always involves the work of many others. I am so grateful to the outstanding members of my lab and collaborators I have had the privilege to work with.
Professor Fiona Powrie
Royal Society Fellowships
And finally, Professor Kevin Brindle (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute), Co-Investigator on the Cancer Grand Challenges Rosetta team was among some 60 scientists elected as Fellows of the Royal Society for their exceptional contributions to science. The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth.
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