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Professor Irene Roberts is one of eight Oxford researchers who have been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship.

Portrait of Professor Irene Roberts

The new Fellows, including Professor Irene Roberts, have been elected to the Academy in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the advancement of biomedical and health science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and wider society.

Professor Roberts is an Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Haematology, with a particular interest in developmental haematology and haematological problems of the newborn and early childhood.  She has made major contributions to the pathogenesis of a range of haematological disorders in early life, including the mechanisms by which trisomy 21 perturbs blood stem and progenitor cell function and how this confers susceptibility to leukaemia in children with Down Syndrome.

Many congratulations to Professor Roberts!

Read the full story on the Oxford University website.