Academy of Medical Sciences honours two Centre scientists

Academy of Medical Sciences, London

Congratulations to Dr Peter Campbell and Professor Tim Eisen who have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

They join 48 leading researchers in the biomedical and health sciences to be awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy.

The 50 newly-elected Fellows have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society. Many of the new Fellows have also made a contribution to medical science through outstanding leadership, public engagement and supporting the career advancement of junior trainees.

This year's elected Fellows have expertise spanning global health, virology, women’s health, medical statistics, health policy, cancer genetics, allergy and emergency care medicine, among many other fields.

Dr Peter Campbell is Head of the Cancer, Ageing, and Somatic Mutations Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and a member of the Haematological Malignancies Programme.

He said: “I am delighted to become a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, it is a great honour to be recognised in this way. However, this award really belongs to my colleagues and collaborators here at the Sanger Institute and worldwide. Cancer is a massively complex interplay of genetic interactions that requires large-scale collaboration across to continents to investigate and analyse. I am grateful to everyone I have worked with over the years, and hope that our work will lay the foundations of understanding that will deliver improved treatment and prevention of this terrible disease.”

Professor Timothy Eisen, is Vice-president and Head of Oncology Early Clinical Development at AstraZeneca. He is also Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Cambridge and a member of the Urological Malignancies Programme.

9 May 2019