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Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith elected Fellow of the Royal Society

last modified May 08, 2017 08:28 AM

AFS FRS 200 inpageThe Department of Genetics is delighted to announce that its Head of Department, Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society.

The Royal Society is an independent scientific academy with their Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.There are approximately 1,600 Fellows and Foreign Members, including around 80 Nobel Laureates. Each year up to 52 Fellows and up to 10 Foreign Members are elected from a group of around 700 candidates who are proposed by the existing Fellowship.

Anne Ferguson-Smith  is known for her work on genomic imprinting and applying imprinting as a model system to understand epigenetic regulation more widely. Her work has uncovered epigenetically regulated processes in development and over the life course, and has identified key in vivo mechanisms involved in the maintenance of epigenetic states. She also explores communication between the environment and the genome with implications for health, disease and inheritance.


>> Royal Society profile of Professor Ferguson-Smith

>> Meet the new Fellows

>> Ferguson-Smith Lab