DMDD joint grant holder Professor Elizabeth Robertson, University of Oxford, has been awarded the 2016 Royal Medal by the Royal Society.

Photograph of Professor Elizabeth Robertson
Professor Elizabeth Robertson, University of Oxford.

The Royal Medal is one of the Society’s premier awards. Each year medals are awarded for the most important contributions “to the advancement of Natural Knowledge” in the physical and biological sciences. A third medal is awarded for distinguished contributions in the applied sciences. Previous winners include Dorothy Hodgkin, Francis Crick and Paul Nurse.

Liz has received this award for her innovative work within the field of mouse embryology and development, establishing the pathways involved in early body planning of the mammalian embryo.

Congratulations to Liz on this great achievement.