Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Date 10 May 2018

Many congratulations to Professor Kwiatkowski on his election.

Professor Dominic KwiatkowskiProfessor Dominic Kwiatkowski FMedSci, FRS, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.

Professor Kwiatkowski is Head of the Parasites and Microbes Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Professor of Genomics and Global Health at Oxford and St John’s. His main research interest is malaria, combining new genomic technologies and statistical methodologies with large-scale clinical and epidemiological studies.

He commented, 'I am very honoured to be elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society. It is a testimony to the amazing creativity and teamwork that is going on across the MalariaGEN network. It is a great privilege to work with colleagues who are so committed to gaining a deep scientific understanding of malaria, not only as a fascinating biological problem, but also as a critical step in reducing the burden of disease in the poorest parts of the world.'

Professor Kwiatkowski is one of fifty eminent scientists to be elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society. Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, commented: 

'Our Fellows are key to the Royal Society’s fundamental purpose of using science for the benefit of humanity. From Norwich to Melbourne to Ethiopia, this year’s newly elected Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society are testament that science is a global endeavour and excellent ideas transcend borders. We also recognise the cutting edge innovation taking place across industry, with many of this year’s Fellows coming from the thriving tech industry. For their outstanding contributions to research and innovation, both now and in the future, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the world’s best scientists into the ranks of the Royal Society.'

The Royal Society
Centre for Genomics and Global Health
Kwiatkowski Group
Wellcome Sanger Institute