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Dave Burt elected Fellow of the Society of Biology

Congratulations go to Professor Dave Burt in The Roslin Institute's Division of Genetics and Genomics on his election as a Fellow of the Society of Biology on 1st July 2013.

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The Society of Biology describes itself as "a single unified voice for biology; advising Government and influencing policy, advancing education and professional development and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences."

Elected fellows are those who have made a prominent contribution to the advancement of the biological sciences in many ways including research or advancement of biological science that is of major importance.

Dave's fellowship comes as a result of his standing in the field of comparative genomics and bioinformatics. His research has used these disciplines to understand biological systems in birds and mammals, in particular genes in development, physiology and disease.

In addition to the Society of Biology recognition, Dave has also recently become a Faculty Member in the 'Evolutionary/Comparative Genetics' Section of Faculty 1000 (

Faculty of 1000 is the publisher of four unique services that support and inform the work of life scientists and clinicians. Dave joins the faculty's ranks as one of the key experts who will review articles to be included in Faculty 1000's own publication, F1000Research, or recommend articles to be promoted in F1000Prime.

Dave said of these two recent honours,

"It is always an honour to be nominated for such roles by one's peers and I am delighted to have won these points of recognition. "I look forward to working with the Society of Biology and Faculty 1000 over the next few years."

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