26 May 2024

Professor Maddy Parsons honoured by Academy of Medical Sciences

RMS Hon Secretary for Biological Sciences recognised for contributions to biological science

The RMS would like to congratulate Professor Maddy Parsons on her recent election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Maddy, who is currently RMS Honorary Secretary for Biological Science, was among 58 exceptional scientists recognised in 2024 for their remarkable contributions to advancing biomedical and health sciences, delivering benefits for patients and wider society. 
Maddy is Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Nikon Imaging Centre at King's College London. She is internationally recognised for her leadership in multidisciplinary approaches to research, working with physicists, engineers, clinicians, computational scientists and industry to co-develop new ways to image, model, understand and treat complex human disease.

Her discoveries have accelerated understanding of how cells sense their environment and how this leads to diseases such as cancer and inflammatory disorders in both skin and lung. Maddy is also known for her leadership of the BioImagingUK community and UK EuroBioImaging node, as well as broader strategic roles within UKRI.

She said: “I am deeply honoured by this recognition from the Academy, which I extend to all the wonderful and talented collaborators I have had the privilege of working with during my career. I’m very grateful to the contributions from team members and colleagues who have been instrumental in inspiring and delivering our research.”

The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent, expert body representing medical science in the UK. Its elected Fellows are among the most influential scientists in the UK and worldwide, drawn from the NHS, academia, industry and public service.