Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics at Queen Mary University of London has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to genomic medicine.
10 May 2018
We are pleased to announce today that Professor Panos Deloukas has been named among 48 of the UK's world-leading researchers to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
The new Fellows have been elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.
This year's elected Fellows have expertise that spans sleep research, infectious and tropical diseases, diabetes medicine, parasite biology and ultrasound research and technology among many other fields.
In response to today's announcement, Professor Panos Deloukas said: "I feel both honoured and proud to have been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. This is a truly stimulating scientific forum and I am looking forward to get exposed to new ideas and contribute to discussions and efforts to advance the field of genomic medicine."
Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: “The Academy simply could not tackle major health and policy challenges without our dynamic and diligent brain trust of Fellows. I extend my warmest congratulations to all who are joining us this year, each of whom has earnt this prestige by advancing their own field of biomedical science.
“Later this year the Academy will celebrate 20 years of supporting the translation of biomedical and health research into benefits for society. As we celebrate this special anniversary we stand at a crossroads of both enormous health challenges and great opportunity for medical sciences. So I am delighted to see the remarkable breadth and depth of the expertise within our 48 new Fellows. We look forward to these experts joining us in addressing the health challenges we face head on and exploiting opportunities to improve health in the UK and internationally.”
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 27 June 2018.