Frank Sargent, Professor of Bacterial Physiology at the College of Life Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His research in the fields of microbiology and biotechnology focuses on how bacteria can live and grow in the absence of air. Professor Sargent is the 24th Principal Investigator at the College to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and one of three members of the University of Dundee to have been elected to the RSE this year.
Professor Mike Ferguson, Dean of the School of Research at the College said, “Frank is one of our most prolific and erudite researchers. Being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh so early in his career is a mark of the impact his research is already having in the field of microbiology and is certainly well-deserved.”
The RSE was founded in 1783 by Royal Charter and is Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters. Professor Sargent joins the illustrious ranks of 1500 previous and current Fellows of the RSE including Sir Walter Scott, Sir Charles Darwin, John Logie Baird, William Wordsworth, James Clerk Maxwell, John Scott Russell, Francis Crick, Sir James Black, Sir Philip Cohen, Sir David Lane, Sir Paul Nurse, and Fred Sanger.