Professor Tessa Holyoake presented with Royal Medal by the Queen

World-leading Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) doctor, Professor Tessa Holyoake, has been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Royal Medal by Her Majesty the Prof Tessa Holyoake with Queen Queen. The medal was presented to Professor Holyoake in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of Life Sciences, through her discovery of the existence of cancer stem cells in CML and her development of a new therapy for this condition. On receiving the award Professor Holyoake said: “I am honoured to receive this RSE Royal Medal. It came as a complete surprise, as my team and colleagues had nominated me for it without me knowing. I think the award is recognition for all the work both I, and the whole team, have done to further research into CML. We have created an internationally recognised world-leading team of people here in Glasgow and through our work moved forward this field of research.”

First published: 1 August 2017