October 2014 | ISSUE 14
LKCMedicine Vice-Dean for Research elected to prestigious European academy


P.Ingham (Custom).jpgLKCMedicine’s Vice-Dean for Research Professor Philip Ingham FRS has been elected to one of Europe’s most prestigious academies, the Academia Europaea.

The Academia Europaea, founded in 1988, is a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, with around 3,000 members, including 52 Nobel Laureates. Invitations are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field.

Prof Ingham, who is also Toh Kian Chui Distinguished Professor and Professor of Developmental Biology at the School, is internationally recognised for his contributions to the developmental genetics of both Drosophila and zebrafish. His research has provided fundamental insights into cell signalling in the developing embryo and has relevance both to regenerative medicine and cancer.

He joins NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson, LKCMedicine Professor of Translational Neuroscience Balázs Gulyás, Professor of Structural Biology Daniela Rhodes FRS and Visiting Professor Per-Olof Berggren as a member of the Academy.

“I am flattered and honoured to join NTU President as well as several distinguished colleagues from LKCMedicine as a member of the Academia Europaea. The Academy plays an important role in promoting excellence in research, scholarship and education across Europe and I look forward to contributing to these efforts in the future,” said Prof Ingham, who will be officially inducted during the opening of the Academia’s annual conference in Darmstadt on 7 to 10 September 2015.