Professor Charles Bangham, Fellow of the Royal Society
19 Apr 2019 - 08:15
Professor Charles Bangham, Chair of Immunology at Imperial College, London, and member of CIDRI-Africa’s Expert Advisory Board, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society this month. The Royal Society announced fifty-one new Fellowson the 16th of April.
“It is a great honour to have our work recognized in this way. Imperial has been the perfect place to attract to my research group the excellent scientists who will share this recognition.”– Prof. Bangham.
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Society at a ceremony in July, at which they sign the Charter Book and the Obligation of the Fellows of the Royal Society.
“The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth.”
Fellows are elected via peer review of their research achievements. Candidates must have made 'a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science' to be considered for the lifetime Fellowship.
"Over the course of the Royal Society’s vast history, it is our Fellowship that has remained a constant thread and the substance from which our purpose has been realised: to use science for the benefit of humanity.
"This year’s newly elected Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society embody this, being drawn from diverse fields of enquiry - epidemiology, geometry, climatology - at once disparate, but also aligned in their pursuit and contributions of knowledge about the world in which we live, and it is with great honour that I welcome them as Fellows of the Royal Society."–Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society.
Professor Bangham’sresearch focuses on the human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV-1). He identified the virological synapse, the mechanism by which viruses including HTLV-1, HIV and murine leukaemia virus are transmitted cell-to-cell.