Congratulations to Krishna Chatterjee who is elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2017. The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from or living and working in the UK and the Commonwealth.
This is an exceptional honour recognising Professor Chatterjee’s 30 years of dedication to the study of disorders of nuclear hormone action ranging from elegant studies of the structure and function of nuclear receptors through to describing several new human genetic disorders and designing novel therapies for patients.
Prof Sir Steve O’Rahilly, Director of the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories
We are pleased to note that this has been an excellent year for the Cambridge Biomedical Campus at the Royal Society with David Owen (CIMR and Clinical Biochemistry) and David Rubinsztein (CIMR and Medical Genetics) also being elected, as well as three scientists from the MRC LMB. Anne Ferguson-Smith, Head of Genetics in the School of Biological Sciences and a Member of the Cambridge Metabolic Network was also elected.
Science is a great triumph of human achievement and has contributed hugely to the prosperity and health of our world. In the coming decades it will play an increasingly crucial role in tackling the great challenges of our time including food, energy, health and the environment. The new Fellows of the Royal Society have already contributed much to science and it gives me great pleasure to welcome them into our ranks.
Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society