Professor Jean Beggs elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
5th February 2010
Professor Jean Beggs was newly elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Edinburgh together with John McClelland, Professor Cairns Craig, Professor Anna Dominiczak and Professor Susan Manning. She was elected as Vice-President for Life Sciences.
The President of the RSE, Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, welcomed the new members to the Council that “plays a vital role in ensuring that the Society continues to deliver on its core ‘aim of the advancement of learning and useful knowledge’. We seek to do this in a range of ways including supporting research and innovation; providing advice on policy; delivering a successful lecture and conference programme; and encouraging young people in their studies.”
Jean Beggs CBE, FRS, FRSE is the Royal Society Darwin Trust Professor at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology