Former Norwich pupil and UEA lecturer elected as Fellows into the prestigious Royal Society for scientists

Professor Corinne Le Quere

Professor Corinne Le Quere - Credit: Archant

A University of East Anglia (UEA) professor and a former Norwich pupil have been elected into a prestigious society for the best scientists around the UK.

Corinne Le Quéré, professor of climate change science and policy at UEA, and Mark Lemmon, professor of pharmacology at the Yale University School of Medicine, have been elected as Fellows into the Royal Society.

The announcement, on Friday, saw 50 new Fellows join the society, thought to be the oldest of its kind.

Professor Le Quéré, who is director of the UEA-based Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, researches the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle and is viewed as one of the world's leading climate change scientists.

She said: 'I am deeply honoured to become a Fellow of the Royal Society and incredibly excited to be given the privilege of joining forces with some of the world's most brilliant minds dedicated to promoting excellence in science and supporting public policy based on facts.'

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Professor Lemmon was raised in Taverham and Poringland and was a pupil at the Norwich school from 1976 to 1983.

He is now the co-director of the Cancer Biology Institute at Yale.

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The title of Fellow is given to scientists from the UK and the Commonwealth who have made 'a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'.

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