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Specially Appointed Professor Mitsuhiro Yanagida of the Graduate School of Biostudies received the title of Honorary Fellow of the Society of Biology

September 29, 2010

Specially Appointed Professor Mitsuhiro Yanagida of the Graduate School of Biostudies received the title of Honorary Fellow of the Society of Biology.

The Society of Biology is a professional organization with more than 80,000 individual and organization members from within and outside of Britain that are involved with biology. It was formed in October 2009 by consolidating two representative biology-related organizations in Britain. The Society of Biology aims to represent those involved with biology in areas of academics, industry, education and research, contribute to the development of biology research of Britain and the world, and to increase interest of the general public in biology.

The only Honorary Fellow title granted since the establishment of the Society of Biology was to Sir Paul Nurse (2001 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), and with this grant to Specially Appointed Professor Yanagida and Professor Isao Karube (President of the Tokyo University of Technology) there will now be three. There are 20 honorary fellows, including those granted before the consolidation, but this is the first time the title is granted to researchers outside of Britain.