MMV’s Chief Scientific Officer elected to Academy of Medical Sciences

Dr Tim Wells joins the ranks of the UK’s leading medical researchers in recognition of his outstanding contributions to medical science

10 May 2012

Dr Tim Wells and 45 others were elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences on 10 May 2012, from 354 candidates, for their innovative application of scientific knowledge and their excellence in medical science. This year the expertise of the Fellows encompasses neurosurgery, anticancer drug development, reproductive sciences, medical genetics, and research and development (R&D) leadership.

Tim Wells joined MMV in October 2007 as Chief Scientific Officer and is responsible for managing the complete R&D portfolio from discovery research through to the reality and launch of a new medicine. Under his R&D leadership MMV has seen the approval and launch of one child-friendly antimalarial and the approval and/or World Health Organization prequalification of a further three.

“The MMV team is thrilled at Tim’s election to the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK,” said David Reddy, MMV’s Chief Executive Officer.  “He will join a group of renowned men and women of science elected to the Academy for their contribution to medicine and society. Being elected as a Fellow is not only a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of medical science but an acknowledgement of the exceptional quality of his work in malaria at MMV. Tim has done us all proud!”

View all 46 Fellows elected to the Academy Fellowship on The Academy of Medical Sciences website.