Microbiology Society members in Queen's Birthday Honours List

11 June 2019

Congratulations to Microbiology Society members John Grainger and Lynne Boddy, whose services to microbiology and mycology have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Dr John Grainger has been awarded with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to microbiology. Dr Grainger is a visiting research fellow at the University of Reading and is currently Chair of the Microbiology in Schools Committee (MiSAC) currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary. He is a former Director of the National Centre for Biotechnology Education.

Professor Lynne Boddy has been recognised with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to mycology and public engagement in science. Professor Boddy is professor at the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University and is a decomposition ecologist. She gives talks, participates in events and is well known throughout the media. Lynne is a recipient of the Fleming Prize Lecture which acknowledges an early career researcher who has achieved an outstanding research record within 12 years of being awarded their PhD.