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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

Clinical Biochemistry
Dr Byrne, MRC Clinician Scientist in the Department, was appointed to the Chair of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Southampton in 1999. Other marks of esteem coming to the Department include, for Professor Hales, the Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa Fellowship (1996); Honorary Professorship of The Beijing Institute of Geriatrics, Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, (1997); George Frederic Still Memorial Lecture of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (1999); Association of Clinical Biochemists Kone Award and Lecture, 1999; Distinguished Guest Lecturer of the Korean Endocrine Society Meeting; The Joseph Hoet Memorial Lecture, 1999. Professor Hales FRS and Dr Luzio were elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr Luzio became a member and subsequently chairman of the MRC Non-Clinical Training and Career Development Panel and is a member of the the MRC Training and Career Development Board. Dr Robinson became a Wellcome Trust Principal Fellow in 1999 and a member of the MRC Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board. Professor Siddle recently completed 5 years’ Chairmanship of the Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal and was the Fuller Sherman Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA in 1998. Dr Kealey was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Argentinian Society of Dermatology, received the International Society of Cosmetic Chemists Prize in Sydney, Australia in 1996 and will leave Cambridge later in 2001 to take up his new appointment as Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.

Dr Stone was appointed Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Monash, NZ. Dr Russell became Director of Molecular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in 1998. Dr Coughlin went to Melbourne as Wellcome Senior Fellow. Dr Bockamp became Director of the Transgenic Unit in the University of Mainz. Professor Read is Chair of the NIH Taskforce on Numerical Criteria for Structural Genomics and has been elected Director of the prestigious five-yearly Erice International School of Crystallography. His current graduate student, N Pannu, already has 3 papers which have been cited more than 100 times (one 946 times); Pannu has been elected a Research Fellow of Trinity College. Dr Lesk is Chair of the International CODATA Task Group on Biological Macromolecules. He was Director of the 1997 Advanced Proteins Course in San Sebastian, and Walter Cottman visiting fellow at the University of Monash in 1999. Dr Louise Serpell was an invited speaker at the FASEB meeting on Amyloid in 2000. Prof Carrell was President of the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis in 1999 and is the current Wright-Schulte plenary lecturer of the International Society of Haematology and Thrombosis. He was the only non-North American to lecture in the 1998 NIH/American Red Cross seminar series on Prions and the Amyloidoses, and was an invited speaker at the prestigious (closed) Symposium of the Juselius Foundation on Prions, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases in Helsinki.

Professor Green was Chair of the Educational programme for the European Haematology Association meeting in 2000, is a Scientific Advisor to the Kay Kendall Leukaemia fund, is co-ordinator of MRC Primary Thrombocytopenia 1 Trial, and organises the annual UK Molecular Haemopoiesis Meeting. He is a member of the MRC Adult Leukaemia working party and CML working groups, and an invited speaker at meetings of national, European and American Haematology Societies.

Professor Allain was awarded the (1997) medal of the South African Blood Transfusion Society for his research on hepatitis C, gave the Foundation Lecture of the Royal College of Pathologists (‘Science, Media and Politics’) in 1998 and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Department was host-organiser in June 1999 of the 2nd International Symposium on the Structure and Function of Serpins.

Medical Genetics
Dr Maher was appointed to the chair of Genetics in Birmingham in 1996, and Dr Andrew Green to the chair in Dublin in 1997. Within the University of Cambridge, Charles ffrench-Constant was appointed to a newly created professorship of Neurological Genetics in 1999, and John Todd to a new chair of Medical Genetics (non clinical) in 1998. Martin Bobrow is a Founder Fellow and member of Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences; Governor of the Wellcome Trust; a member of the Human Genetics Advisory Commission (1996 - 1999); member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (1997 -; deputy chairman 2000 -); chair of Department of Health Working Group on Laboratory Genetics 1998 - 2000; Chairman of ULTRA (until 1999); Chair of Panel 1, RAE 2001; National Chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. John Todd was Wellcome Visiting Professor in the Basic Biomedical Sciences, Louisiana State University in 1997 and was awarded the Biochemical Society Medal for Biochemistry Related to Medicine in 1998, the Grodsky Prize from the International Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (1998) and the Raymond and Beverley Sackler Research Award in the Medical Sciences (1998). He was elected to the Carter Medal and Lecture for the Clinical Genetics Society (1999), Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000. Charles ffrench-Constant gave the McKeith Lecture of the British Paediatric and Neurology Association (1999). David Clayton is a member of the MRC Advisory Board and several other MRC panels. He chairs the Data Monitoring Committee for the MRC Leukaemia Trials; and gave the Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture at the RSS Medical Section/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2000). Fiona Karet received the Martin Lockwood Memorial Award (2000); The Rolleston Memorial Prize (2000) and a Renal Association Prize (2000). Dorothy Trump received the Middlemore Award of the British Medical Association (1996).

John Trowsdale was appointed to the chair in Immunology (1997) and Andrew Wyllie was appointed as Head of Department, following Malcolm Ferguson-Smith’s retiral in 1998. There are 3 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (E D Williams, Trowsdale, Wyllie) and one FRS (Wyllie). Margaret Stanley is a member of the BBSRC Council and several of its Committees. Tony Minson was on the MRC cross-board Committee. Several members of the Department are (or were previously during the assessment period) members of the MRC Physiologial Disorders and Infections Board (Minson, Hughes), the MRC Cell Board (Holmes), the MRC Advisory Board (Cooke, Wyllie, Trowsdale), the Wellcome Trust Immunity and Infections Board (Dunne, Minson), and the LRF grants committee (Cooke). Sir Dillwyn Williams was President of the British Medical Association (1998-99) and was elected Honorary Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1999. Douglas Barker was elected vice-president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, receiving the Society’s most prestigious award, the Sir Richard Christopher Medal, in 2000. Andrew Wyllie received the 1999 Gairdner International Award (Toronto) for outstanding achievement in medical science, gave the year 2000 Weizmann lectures in Rehovot, was the James Gibson visiting professor to the University of Hong Kong in 2000, co-organised the 1998 AACR special conference on Cell Death, gave keynote addresses to 3 Cold Spring Harbor and Keystone Conferences between 1996 and 2000 and was identified in an ISI bibliometric scan as in the top 10 most cited UK biological scientists over the past decade. John Trowsdale won the Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award (Florida) in 2000. Anne Cooke was promoted to a Personal Chair in Immunobiology. She was Poll visiting Professor and Poll Prize awardee at the University of Washington, Seattle in 1999 and co-organiser of the Keystone Conference in Immunologic Tolerance at Steam Boat Springs. Tony Minson gave the Keynote Lecture at the International Herpesvirus Conference in Oregon in 2000. He was Rayne visiting professor to the University of Western Australia in 1999, and is on the governing body of the Institute of Animal Health and the HSE Advisory Committee on Genetic Manipulation. Peter Collins was Linse Bock visiting professor of neuro-oncology at the Mayo Clinic in 1997, the Takao Hoshino Lecturer in 1998 in the University of California at San Francisco and the year 2000 Lucien Rubenstein Research Lecturer at the Virginia Neurological Institute, Charlottesville, in 2000. He is a member of the WHO Committee on the classification of Brain Tumours. Tony Kouzarides was awarded the 1998 Bodossaki prize for fundamental research in virology, and was elected a member of EMBO. Nick Coleman and Gareth Williams, together with Ron Laskey, were awarded the year 2000 BBC Tomorrow’s World Prize. Margaret Stanley was a member of the WHO working group on vaccines in 1999, was expert advisor for the EU Framework Quality of Life Programme, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Jenner Institute of Vaccine Research and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. Amongst other consultancies, she advises Glaxo-Wellcome (UK), Merck (USA) and 3-M Pharmaceuticals (USA). Charles Loke was promoted to a personal chair in Reproductive Biology and received the unusual accolade of election to honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Nabeel Affara chairs the Y chromosome panel of HUGO. Sara Melville is executive secretary of the WHO T brucei genome network. Many members of the Department are on editorial boards of scientific journals, representing 25 journals in all.

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