Monash University scientist, Professor Jamie Rossjohn, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK.
The Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows are considered the UK’s leading medical scientists, elected for their contribution to biomedical and health research, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society.
Professor Rossjohn, ARC Laureate Fellow, is recognised internationally for his contributions to the field of immunology.
Namely, Rossjohn has provided the basis of key immune recognition events by T cells. He has shown how T cells recognise polymorphic Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) molecules and unearthed mechanisms of HLA polymorphism impacting on drug and food hypersensitivities. Moreover, he has pioneered our understanding of lipid and metabolite based immunity.
“I am greatly honoured to be invited to join this prestigious academy,” Professor Rossjohn said.
“The Fellowship reflects not only on my work personally but that of my colleagues both at the Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Cardiff University,” he said.