PathoNGen-Trace´s Martin Maiden elected for two fellowships

June 14, 2016

Martin Maiden, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Oxford Department of Zoology, and member of the PathoNGen-Trace consortium has been elected as fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and of the American Academy of Microbiology.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK that represents the diverse spectrum of medical science – from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery. Its mission is to promote medical science and its translation into benefits for society. Regarding his election Professor Maiden, who studies the population biology and evolution of bacterial pathogens, aiming to translate the insights obtained into benefits for human health, said: "I am delighted with this recognition of the work of my group on the translation of molecular approaches to public health microbiology and epidemiology over the past 30 years. This work has, in particular, had substantial impact on meningococcal meningitis and campylobacteriosis in the UK and internationally."

In recognition of his scientific achievement Professor Maiden, has also been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). In total 78 microbiologists have been elected and will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) on June 17th in Boston.  Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. There are over 2,400 Fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service.

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