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Professor Allshire made FRS

Robin Allshire, Professor of Chromosome Biology, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Professor Robin Allshire

The scientist was one of 44 new Fellows elected to what is thought to be the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Seminal contributions

Professor Allshire leads the Allshire Lab at the University’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology.

He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of chromosome structure and function.

Eminent scientists

Professor Allshire joins the ranks of the UK and Commonwealth’s most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists.

More than 75 Nobel Laureates have been elected to the Royal Society Fellowship.

Current Fellows include Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Stephen Hawking, Sir Harry Kroto, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Sir Paul Nurse and Sir John Sulston.