Academic excellence recognised with RSE Royal Medal

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has recognised the University of Dundee’s Dr Robert Ryan as an outstanding early career researcher in its annual awards.

Dr Ryan, a Principal Investigator and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in the University’s Division of Molecular Microbiology, was awarded the RSE/Patrick Neill Medal for his work in the field of microbiology, particularly the translational aspects of his work to develop new biomarkers, diagnostics and potential treatments for cystic fibrosis patients. The award is given to emerging researchers who have demonstrated outstanding ability.

The RSE awards are given to pre-eminent individuals working at the present time, and range from those who have reached the pinnacle of their discipline and are regarded as such internationally, to those who are showing great potential in the early stages of their career. Together they demonstrate the breadth and vitality of Scotland’s academic sector, taking in subjects as diverse as primate science, human genetics and artificial intelligence.

President of the RSE, Sir John Arbuthnott, congratulated the winners, saying, “One of the great privileges of my role is meeting the winners of our highest accolades. They reflect the Enlightenment spirit of the RSE’s Royal Charter of 1783 and its remit to advance learning and useful knowledge. My warmest congratulations go to all of this year’s recipients.”

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is a leading educational charity which operates in an independent and non-party-political basis to provide public benefit throughout Scotland. Established by key proponents of the Scottish Enlightenment, the work of the RSE includes awarding research funding, leading on major inquiries, informing public policy and delivering events to inspire knowledge and learning.

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