Life Sciences lecturer voted onto AS Council

Issued: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:01:00 GMT

Dr Eilidh Ferguson stood in front of a skeleton laid out on a table at Curiosity Live

We are delighted to announce that Life Sciences Lecturer in Anatomy Dr Eilidh Ferguson has been elected to the Anatomical Society Council for a three-year term.

Founded in 1887, the Anatomical Society (AS) is a learned society with charitable status. Its aims are to promote, develop and advance research and education in all aspects of anatomical science.

They achieve these aims by organising scientific meetings; publishing the Journal of Anatomy and Aging Cell; and making annual awards of PhD studentships, grants, and prizes.

The Society conducts its operations based on Articles of Association and Regulations and is governed by a Council of Trustees, onto which Dr Ferguson was elected at the 2019 AGM in Lancaster.

She said: "I’m delighted to have been elected to the Anatomical Society Council and I’m looking forward to being more involved with the activities of the Society, including being part of the local organising committee for the AnatSoc Summer Conference 2020 here at the University of Glasgow.

"I hope to be able to give something back to the Society, particularly after the support I have received through an AnatSoc Undergraduate Summer Vacational Scholarship last year, which allowed us to research and improve our knowledge of part of the University’s skeletal collection within the Anatomy Facility."

Professor Fabio Quondamatteo, who serves as the AS Council's Membership Officer, said: "I am particularly pleased and proud of Eilidh's achievement, both as a Glasgow anatomist and as one of the senior members of the Anatomical Society Council.

"The Anatomical Society is a prestigious learned society - the second oldest learned society for Anatomy worldwide - and, we in Glasgow, take the pride of organising the 2020 Summer Conference in July.

"Eilidh is a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and pro-active colleague and she will be a truly great addition to the Council of the Anatomical Society.

"Her appointment will further strengthen the position of Glasgow Anatomy on both the national and the international landscape. Well done, Eilidh!"


The Anatomical Society Summer Conference 2020 will be held at the University of Glasgow from the 15-17th July 2020. Further information and registration details will made available via the Anatomical Society Webpage https://www.anatsoc.org.uk/