Andrew Rambaut from Institute of Evolutionary Biology awarded the 2016 Chancellor's Research Award

Many congratulations to Professor Andrew Rambaut in the School of Biological Sciences who was awarded the 2016 Chancellor's Research Award.

Andrew is a member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases based in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at Kings Buildings.  His research concerns the evolution of emerging human viral pathogens, in particular, fast evolving RNA viruses that have been sampled through time.  Over the past couple of years he has applied powerful new techniques to help understand the recent Ebloa outbreak in West Africa and the emergence of the new Middle East respiratory syndrome coronovirus.

The University of Edinburgh Chancellor's Awards 

The annual Chancellor's Awards recognise innovation, relevance, creativity, personal dedication and impact.

  • The Award for Teaching honours a colleague who has recently enhanced the University's teaching reputation through a significant contribution to improving or invigorating student learning at any level.
  • The Award for Research honours a colleague who has recently enhanced the University's research reputation through a significant contribution to research.
  • The Rising Star Award honours an early career colleague, appointed to the University in the last five years, who has made a significant contribution in either teaching or research.
  • The Award for Impact honours a colleague whose outstanding research has made a demonstrable contribution to society, globally or locally outside direct academic recognition.

Teaching Award:  Dr Jessie Paterson, Lecturer in Student Learning at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Research Award:  Professor Andrew Rambaut, Chair in Molecular Evolution, School of Biological Sciences

Impact Award:  Professor Lesley McAra, Assistant Principal Community Relations and Chair of Penology, and Professor Susan McVie, Chair of Quantitative Criminology, School of Law

Rising Star Award:  Dr Sam Spiegel, Lecturer in International Development and Director of Research at the Centre of African Studies


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