University of Dundee

Professor Tracy Palmer awarded Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

27 Jul 2011

Professor Tracy Palmer Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences, Dundee has been awarded a highly prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. The scheme provides universities with additional support to enable them to recruit or retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential to the UK.

The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine; it is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Royal Society of London.

Responding to news of the award Professor Palmer said,
“I am delighted to receive this, and feel particularly honoured to be nominated for this award by the College”

Professor Mike Ferguson, Dean of Research, said,

“These awards are only given to outstanding individuals and I would like to warmly congratulate Tracy on this honour. Tracy’s work on the ‘twin arginine transport system’ in bacteria is exemplary molecular cell biology and we are proud to have her as the head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology in the College of Life Sciences.”