The new Fellows, all from the College of Science and Engineering, are:
- Professor Jane Hillston, Personal Chair in Quantitative Modelling and Head of School of Informatics.
- Professor Andrew Rambaut, Personal Chair in Molecular Evolution, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences.
- Professor Rachel Wood, Personal Chair in Carbonate GeoSciences, School of GeoSciences.
Professor Jane Hillston’s pioneering research combines elements of formal languages from computer science with mathematical modelling. Her work has had widespread applications across biological, ecological and social networks.
Professor Andrew Rambaut’s groundbreaking research tracks, understands and responds to viral epidemics and pandemics. He has led the use of real-time genomic sequencing to track viruses and inform epidemiological responses as an outbreak unfolds. This has proven transformative during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Rachel Wood is a leading palaeobiologist and sedimentologist who integrates field-based observations and geochemical data with computer modelling, to analyse and interpret pivotal transitions in the earth’s systems.