Professor Lionel Tarassenko elected to a Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Lionel Tarassenko who has been elected to a Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBEProfessor Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci became a University Lecturer in the Department twenty-five years ago and was elected to the Chair of Electrical Engineering in 1997. He was the Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering from February 2008 until going on sabbatical leave last October.

Professor Tarassenko is a world-leading expert in the application of signal processing to medical systems, with a strong track record in translation to clinical medicine. His work has had a major impact on the monitoring of patients in acute care. He has been a pioneer in developing early warning systems for identifying physiological deterioration.

Professor Tarassenko was also amongst the first to realise the potential of 3G mobile communications for the management of long-term conditions such as diabetes, developing technology which combines self-monitoring with real-time personalised feedback.

Professor Sir John Tooke PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said: "The Academy of Medical Sciences exists to promote the best of medical science for the benefit of society. Our new Fellows are recognised for their exceptional contribution and collectively represent the array of talent present in the UK medical science community."

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