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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Shaw is among the 80 luminaries to be appointed to the RSE’s Fellowship this year

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon and Biocon Biologics, has been elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

In a statement, Biocon notified that Shaw will be joining RSE’s current Fellowship of around 1,700 Fellows who are recognised as being some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

As Scotland’s National Academy, RSE uses the combined knowledge of its Fellows to provide independent expert advice to policymakers and inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers. This knowledge contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of Scotland, its people and the nation’s wider contribution to the global community, the statement added.

On receiving the Fellowship, Shaw said in the statement, “I’m truly humbled and honoured to have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, one of the world’s oldest and most respected academic societies. It is inspiring to join this fellowship of luminaries from different walks of life who are striving for the economic and social well-being of the world. The Fellowship will provide me an opportunity to work collectively and collaboratively with some of the greatest minds to solve the pressing issues of our times through innovative solutions for the greater good of mankind.”

Shaw is among the 80 luminaries to be appointed to the RSE’s Fellowship this year. Fellows are elected to join the RSE from across the sciences, arts, education, business, and public life in recognition of their impact in improving the world around them. The RSE Fellowship is split into four broad sectors, covering the full range of physical and life sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, education, professions, industry, business and public life. This year’s cohort represents the diversity of expertise within Scotland and the UK with leaders from business, technology, legal and other sectors, the statement mentioned.

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