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Steve Brown made a Fellow of Royal Society

Professor Steve Brown was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 30 April 2015 for his work in mouse genetics. 

The Royal Society was founded in 1660 and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. It is a fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists and aims to recognise, promote and support excellence in science. Election as a Fellow of the Royal Society recognises the achievements of those who have made an exceptional contribution to science.

Each year, up to 52 new fellows are elected by the Royal Society from around 700 candidates. They join around 1,600 fellows and foreign members, including 80 Nobel laureates. Past Fellows of the Royal Society have included many extremely influential scientists, such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Hodgkin, Francis Crick and James Watson. Current Fellows include Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners-Lee and Paul Nurse.

Professor Steve Brown, Director of the Mammalian Genetics Unit at MRC Harwell, has now been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his pioneering work in mouse genetics and genomics. More information can be found on his page on the Royal Society website.

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