Brasenose Professorial Fellow in Molecular Immunology and Chair in Immunology, Michael Dustin, has been elected to a fellowship in the Royal Society, alongside 79 other researchers, innovators and communicators from around the world, in honour of substantial contributions to the advancement of science. This means that Professor Michael Dustin joins the ranks of incredible minds alongside Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Lise Meitner, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and Dorothy Hodgkin.
Professor Dustin had this to say on the matter:
“It is a profound honour to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. This is a remarkable privilege and opportunity that I never expected and deeply appreciate. I look forward to doing all I can to help the Royal Society deliver on its priorities - particularly supporting international collaboration.”
The President of the Royal Scoiety, Sir Adrian Smith, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome our newest cohort of Fellows.
“These individuals have pushed forward the boundaries of their respective fields and had a beneficial influence on the world beyond.
“Among this year’s intake are individuals who were at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those working on global challenges, from TB to climate change. They are pioneering scientists and innovators from around the world who have confounded expectations and transformed our thinking.
“This year’s intake have already achieved incredible things, and I have no doubt that they will continue to do so. I look forward to meeting them and following their contributions in future.”
The mission statement of the Royal Society can be found here: https://royalsociety.org/about-us/mission-priorities/
This is an immense honour, and all of us at Brasenose offer our highest congratulations to Professor Dustin.