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Honour for Director of the Blizard Institute

Professor Mike Curtis of Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Professor Mike Curtis
Professor Mike Curtis

Mike Curtis is Professor of Microbiology and Director of the Institute of Cell and Molecular Science at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He studies bacteria which are found in the mouth and investigates how they are important for maintaining a healthy mouth, how in some cases they cause disease and how they can be controlled.

The honour will be given at a special ceremony in June to be held at the Academy in Carlton House Terrace, London.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is an organisation which promotes advances in medical science. The Fellows of the Academy are considered to be the UK’s leading medical scientists.

Academy Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their service to healthcare.

Professor Curtis said: “I am extremely honoured to be made a Fellow of the Academy Medical Sciences. The fellowship reflects the very significant contributions made by my research colleagues and students throughout my career in medical and dental science. I look forward to contributing to the Academy’s work.”

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