Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Professor Terry Speed has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK's national academy promoting excellence in science.
Professor Speed's election recognises his contributions to the field of bioinformatics research, using mathematics and statistics to solve complex biological problems.
Professor Speed has developed new ways to analyse biological data that have been applied to medical research in a range of fields including cancer, infection, immunology and inherited diseases. He now heads the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute's Bioinformatics division, and also leads a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, US.
"I want to pay tribute to my many students, postdocs, bioinformatics colleagues and biological collaborators. Without them, I would have done nothing. Further, my wife Sally's love and support over the past 50 years has been essential," Professor Speed said.