More than a thousand people have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2016, including those for services to science. Science and technology make up 3.3% and health makes up 7.3% of the total honours that were announced on 10th June, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s official 90th Birthday.
Among the recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, we are excited to note honours conferred on three eminent UK scientists with links to the Biochemical Society and Portland Press.
Professor Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine and Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to cardiovascular and medical science.
Professor Doug Turnbull, Professor of Neurology, who has devoted his career to the treatment and research of devastating mitochondrial disease, has been awarded a Knighthood. Professor Turnbull, from Newcastle University, has spent 40 years researching and treating patients with mitochondrial disease.
Professor Caroline Dean, Project Leader, Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre has been awarded a DBE for her services to Plant Science Research as well as to the cause of Women in Science.
In congratulations to those honoured we have put together a collection of their work published in Portland Press journals. We are also proud to be able to say that Professor Dominiczak served on the Editorial Board of Clinical Science, for more than eight years, in the capacity of both Editor-in-Chief and Reviews Editor.