Top research award for uni professor
A NOTTINGHAM professor has received a prestigious award from the Royal Society that will support his research into the development of new medicines.
Kevin Shakesheff, head of the University of Nottingham's School of Pharmacy and professor of drug delivery and tissue engineering, is one of 25 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award recipients.
The scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to help them attract talented scientists from overseas and retain respected UK scientists.
Prof Shakesheff said: "This award is a major boost at a time when we are very excited about the potential of stem cells as future medicines."
The amount funding has not been disclosed.
The award recognises Prof Shakesheff's expertise in developing new types of medicine to regenerate damaged tissues.