Congratulations to both Professor Ben Sheldon and Professor Kayla King who have been recognised by The Linnean Society for their contributions in the world of biology. Professor Sheldon has been awarded The Linnean Medal in recognition of the Society's appreciation towards his service to science in the field of Zoology.
Of his award, Professor Sheldon said: “I’m delighted to receive this award from the Linnean Society, which recognises and celebrates the central importance and ongoing relevance of Natural History as a field to make sense of Biology. Any success I’ve had is really due to the support I’ve had throughout my career from mentors, colleagues and students who have been such a rewarding community to work with."
Meanwhile Professor Kayla King has been awarded The Linnean Society Bicentenary Medal in recognition of excellent research in the natural sciences.
Professor King said: “I am honoured to receive this prestigious award. Everything we have achieved in my group is due to our fascination with the major (and sometimes bizarre) impacts that parasites and other microbes have on hosts across the tree of life. It is a joy to see our research recognised in this way.”