Fellowship in the Royal Society of London
Dr Brian Sykes's election as a Fellow of the Royal Society reinforces his position as one of the world's leading scientists. Dr Sykes, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, has made important contributions in nuclear magnetic resonance studies of biological systems. He pioneered several nuclear magnetic resonance techniques that are currently used to investigate proteins and has been a leader in analyzing protein structure and dynamics.
Original: Faculty of Medicine News
Dedicated to promoting excellence in science, the Royal Society of London is the independent scientific academy of the United Kingdom and of the British Commonwealth. The Royal Society is a charitable body which supports not only many top engineers and scientists but also many developments in science, engineering, and technology. It derives its authoritative status from its 1,400 Fellows and Foreign Members and is able to play an influential role in determining international science policy.
The following University of Alberta faculty have been elected to the Royal Society of London:
Werner Israel†, Physics
Michael James, Biochemistry
Raymond Urgel Lemieux*, Chemistry
Brian Sykes, Biochemistry
David Schindler, Biological Sciences
† indicates Professor Emeritus
* indicates deceased