Fellow elected to the German National Academy of Sciences
Monday 22nd October 2012
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Dr Peter Forster, Fellow in Population Genetics and the College's Praelector, has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences. This is an honorary, life-long appointment.
The German National Academy of Sciences addresses key issues of particular significance for the future of society from a scientific perspective, and independently of economic or political interests. It shares its findings with policymakers and the public, and puts these issues up for discussion on a national and international level. The Academy currently has over 1,400 members from around 30 different countries, including many Nobel Prize winners and other notable figures.
In addition to being a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Dr Forster is currently Director of Research at the Institute for Forensic Genetics in Muenster (Germany), Vice-President of CSAR (based at Churchill College, Cambridge), and an editor of the International Journal of Legal Medicine (Springer, Heidelberg).