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4 January 2011

Biochemical Society Members in New Year's Honours List

Two members of the Biochemical Society were recognized in the Queen's New Year's Honours list announced on 31 December 2010.

Professor Ronald Laskey, FRS, FMedSci, was made a CBE for services to science. Ron Laskey holds the Charles Darwin Chair of Animal Embryology at the University of Cambridge and is Director of the MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Hutchinson/MRC Research Centre. His research focuses on how cells control DNA synthesis. Ron Laskey is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Member of Academia Europaea, Vice President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a former President of the British Society for Cell Biology.

Professor Stephen Holgate, MD, DSC, FRCP, was made a CBE for services to clinical science. Stephen Holgate is MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician at Southampton University Hospital Trust, and runs an interdisciplinary research team working on the mechansims and treatment of asthma. He is an Associate Editor of Clinical Science and was a founder member of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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