Giles Yeo awarded MBE

The Genetics Society is delighted to congratulate Dr Giles Yeo on his MBE award announced in the Queens Birthday Honours List today.

In response to the announcement, Giles said “I can assure you that this was entirely unexpected.  Because it was in times of COVID, the notification, instead of being on expensive official stationery, came via email, and I initially thought it was a phishing scam!  Anyway, it wasn’t, and I’m deeply honoured to be recognised for my contributions to communicating and engagement in research.  I am grateful to be working at an Institution which has allowed me to breathe and to follow my passion.”

In recognition of Giles’ public engagement activities,  Giles was the recipient of the 2019 Genetics Society JBS Haldane Lecture, presented at the Royal Institution in November last year, available to watch here.

Giles also spoke at the Genetics Society sponsored Ri Christmas Lecture in Hong Kong earlier this year.