University of Dundee

Professor Sir Mike Ferguson honoured with knighthood

02 Jul 2019

Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has today received a knighthood for his services to science.

Professor Sir Mike, one of the UK’s most eminent life scientists, received the award at Holyrood on Tuesday 2 July after his accolade was announced in the most recent New Year’s Honours list.

He helped establish the University’s Drug Discovery Unit which works with health agencies and pharmaceutical companies to advance new treatments to combat diseases as Chagas’ disease and tuberculosis, including developing an anti-malarial drug now in human trials.