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Professor Phillips awarded Jim Parry Award

David Phillips, Professor of Environmental Carcinogenesis, Genetic & Environmental Toxicology Group, Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division, has received the Jim Parry Award of the UK Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS).

The biennial award “recognises the outstanding contribution of a senior scientist to the field of environmental mutagenesis”. It was established to honour Jim Parry (1940-2010), who was one of the pioneers of the field of genetic toxicology. He was President of UKEMS from 1974-1977, Vice-President of the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS) from 1993-1995 and its President from 1995 to 1997. He was also the founding editor of the journal Mutagenesis.

Dr Phillips was presented with his award by Anthony Lynch, President of UKEMS, prior to delivering his award lecture “Messing up DNA: confessions of an adduct addict” at the annual meeting of the Society in Bristol in July this year.