Michael Ferguson, Regius Professor and Dean of Research in the College of Life Sciences, was presented with the Royal Medal in Edinburgh on Monday in recognition of his work in drug discovery to combat parasites and for his leadership of a “world-class” team of scientists.
The medal represents the pinnacle of the awards made by the RSE and was presented by the Duke of Edinburgh on his first official engagement since June.
"It was a great honour to receive an RSE Royal Medal, and I am extremely grateful to all my colleagues and collaborators for making this possible" said Professor Ferguson. "It was a particular pleasure to meet the Duke of Edinburgh again, who remembered visiting Dundee to open our Post-Genomics labs in 2002. He was looking very well and his presence and wit made for a very special event."