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BBSRC supported scientists acknowledged in Queen's Birthday Honours list 2017

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Twice a year, the Queen awards honours to recognise individuals for their service to the UK. A number of members of the scientific and research community have been recognised in the 2017 Birthday Honours list, reflecting the importance of discovery and innovation to the UK.

Amongst those honoured this year is Professor Christopher Trevor Elliott, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Queen's University, Belfast. Professor Elliott was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE, for services to the Agri-Food Supply Chain.

Charles Godfray, Hope Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford. Professor Godfray was knighted for services to scientific research and for scientific advice to the government. He has strong links with both BBSRC and NERC.

Professor Claire Alice Mary Domoney, Head of Department, Metabolic Biology, at the BBSRC strategically funded John Innes Centre was awarded an MBE for services to crop science and improvement of the pea crop in the UK.

Professor Laura Green, Head of the School of Life Sciences, The University of Warwick received an OBE for services to the Health and Welfare of Farmed Livestock.

Roy Stephen, Assistant Peer Review Officer, Science Group, BBSRC received a BEM (British Empire Medal) for services to the Malayalee Association, the UK Knanaya Catholic Association (UKKCA) and to the various other communities in Swindon.

British honours are awarded on merit, for exceptional achievement or service and are published twice a year - at New Year, and in mid-June on the date of the Queen's official birthday.

“The UK has a global reputation for science and innovation built on the rich contribution made by our research communities. On behalf of BBSRC, I would like to congratulate all those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to our sciences,” said Professor Melanie Welham, BBSRC Chief Executive.

The full list can be viewed here: GOV.UK: Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2017 (PDF)



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