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Professor Chris Goodnow has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious British academy of science, The Royal Society.

Professor Goodnow is a Principal Investigator in the Australian Islet Transplantation Program, managed by JDRF, and is Head of the Program in Immunology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU.

Professor Goodnow’s election ranks him amongst current Fellows like Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins, as well as those from the Society’s 350 year history, such as Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

“This wonderful honour is especially pleasing because it recognises the quality and impact of Australia’s research and training to solve problems of immunity, particularly autoimmune diseases,” said Professor Goodnow.

JDRF CEO Mike Wilson warmly congratulated him on his election to the Royal Society. “Professor Goodnow’s important work gives hope to the thousands of families around Australia seeking a cure for type 1 diabetes.”

You can read more about Professor Goodnow on the Royal Society website.

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