Microbiologist honoured for his work

Microbiologist honoured for his work

Microbiologist honoured for his work

The microbiology expertise at the University of Aberdeen has been recognised once again by a prestigious organisation.

Neil Gow, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, within the University's School of Medical Sciences, has been elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Microbiology. He is the fifth Professor from the School of Medical Sciences to be given this accolade.

Professor Gow, a leading expert in fungal cell biology, is honoured for his research on the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. The Academy said his achievements have enhanced scientists' understanding of the mechanisms regulating growth and development in this microorganism. His work was also hailed for making important contributions to a number of fields in microbiology, including environmental microbiology and infectious diseases.

Professor Gow said: "It is noticeable that there are now five microbiologists at Aberdeen who share this honour.

"Microbiology has long been a research strength at the University of Aberdeen and I am pleased that the work of many people in my group over the years has been recognised in this way. It also reflects the collected efforts and strengths of the Aberdeen Fungal Group which is one of the largest and successful research groups working on fungi in Europe."

The aim of the American Academy of Microbiology is to recognise scientific excellence and foster knowledge and understanding in the microbiological sciences. The Academy is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, which is the world's oldest life science organisation with more than 43,000 members.

Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-reviewed process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. There are now just over 2,000 Fellows representing 37 countries and all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry and government service.

The other Academy fellows at the University of Aberdeen's School of Medical Sciences are Professor Frank Odds, Professor Anne Glover, Professor Jim Prosser and Professor Ken Killham.

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