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High-profile honour for Manchester Professor

30 Nov 2012

Douglas Kell named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Douglas Kell, Professor of Bioanalytical Science in the School of Chemistry and the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, has been elected to the prestigious body, which is an honour bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

This year 702 members have been awarded this honour by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially-distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Professor Kell is one of fewer than 50 UK scientists of nearly 8,000 Fellows recorded on the AAAS website to hold this honour.

New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering respectively, on Saturday 16 February at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

This year’s AAAS Fellows were formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science today (30 November 2012).

Professor Kell, who is also the Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), focuses on the development and application of novel analytical methods to the solution of complex biological problems.

He said: “I am delighted to have been recognized by my peers, and for the great honour of being elected a Fellow of AAAS. This recognition isa notable reflection of the work I have been doing here at The University of Manchester, and also at the BBSRC.

“AAAS is a hugely prestigious organisation which is instrumental in the advancement of science and works tirelessly to promote scientific excellence throughout the world.”