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IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Elected to The Royal Society

Prof Antony Galione, IAS Senior Visiting Fellow, has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society. As a pharmacologist, Prof Galione specializes in studying the action of drugs on biological systems. By helping to discover new calcium signaling pathways, his work has furthered our understanding of how calcium—the most abundant mineral in the body—may control countless cellular processes and affect Ebola infection, fertilization, embryo development and cardiac contractility.

\\  Those elected to the fellowship are leaders who have advanced their fields through groundbreaking work.  \\

Prof Galione has been collaborating with Prof Andrew Miller of Life Science at HKUST. They recently published a paper on their joint research on two-pore channels and their role in the early development of zebrafish. One of Prof Miller’s PhD students will also spend six months in Prof Galione’s lab at the University of Oxford to strengthen the ties between the two departments.

Founded more than 350 years ago with King Charles II as its patron, The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The fellowship of this prestigious group includes many of the world’s most eminent scientists, with the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein as its past fellows. Those elected to the fellowship are leaders who have advanced their fields through groundbreaking work.

Prof Galione has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers, with many appearing in journals such as Nature, Science and Cell. He was the recipient of the Novartis Prize of the British Pharmacological Society in 2001 for his research contribution.