The Royal Society has elected 44 new fellows, which includes the appointment of Mark Walport. He is joining the society from the Wellcome Trust, which he joined as director in 2003.
Prior to joining the Trust, he was a professor of medicine and head of the division of Medicine at Imperial College,London. The other fellows of the society include, Robin Allshire, Doreen Cantrell,Alun Davies, Janet Hemingway, Fiona Powrie, LeonardStephens and Simon Tavaré.
Click here for the release from Wellcome Trust.