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Professor Judith Armitage and Professor Andrew Wilkie have been elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society.

Professor Judith Armitage is Director of the Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology and a professor in the Department of Biochemistry, as well as a fellow of Merton College. Her current research looks at bacterial behaviour, in particular environmental sensing and the control of flagellar motor rotation. Combining biophysics and in vivo light microscopy with molecular genetics, she discovered a new protein partitioning system that exerts spatial control over sensory signalling pathways.

Professor Andrew Wilkie is Nuffield Professor of Pathology at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. His research looks to better understand the mechanisms underlying human congenital disorders, particularly those affecting the skeletal system. In 1995 he discovered the cause of Apert syndrome, a severe condition characterised by craniosynostosis (early closure of the cranial sutures) and syndactyly (fusion between the digits) of the hands and feet. He has also made major contributions to the role of telomere dynamics in congenital anomalies, and many of his findings have led to the development of diagnostic tests in clinical use today.

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