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Double award for Life Sciences Professor

16 Jan 2015

The US Society of Toxicology (SOT) has announced that Professor Ian Kimber will receive the SOT Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award for 2015

This award is bestowed on an SOT member who has made substantial and seminal scientific contributions to the understanding of the science of toxicology.

Recipients of the Award deliver a featured lecture at the Annual Meeting of the SOT. In 2015 the meeting will be held in San Diego.

Dr Norbert E Kaminski, the President of the SOT, said: “Throughout his career Dr Ian Kimber has made seminal, substantive contributions to the field of toxicology which is why we are proud to honour him with the 2015 SOT Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award. With the leadership role Dr Kimber played in developing the local lymph node assay (LLNA) which has replaced more animal intensive alternative standard test methods, and his work that has furthered the scientific community’s understanding of chemical and protein allergenicity, Dr Kimber has helped further toxicology’s ability to protect the general public and well as workers in the occupational setting.”

The Society of Toxicology was founded in 1961 and is now the world’s largest toxicology society or association with 8,000 members drawn from academia, industry and government across the US and globally.

In addition, Professor Kimber has been awarded the 2015 Barnes Prize Lectureship by the British Toxicology Society (BTS). This prize is awarded biennially at the Annual Congress of the Society for achievements in toxicology. The title of Professor Kimber’s lecture will be: ‘Immunotoxicology and Beyond’.

Professor Ian Kimber is currently Professor of Toxicology and Associate Dean for Business Development in the Faculty of Life Sciences, he has published over 600 research papers, review articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of toxicology, immunology, dermatology and pathology journals.  Professor Kimber has received a number of awards and prizes and in 2011 was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to science.