Dr. Edward M. Rubin joins prestigious Royal Society of Canada as International Fellow
Chair of CGEn’s Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Edward M. (“Eddy”) Rubin has been named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC) in recognition of his long-term contributions to advancing genomics internationally.
RSC Fellows are elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. Dr. Rubin is one of 102 new 2022 RSC Fellows.
“Edward Rubin pioneered laboratory and computational technologies as part of the Human Genome Project, to sequence and analyze human chromosomes 5, 16 and 19. He then decoded these complex data, comparing DNA sequences between species to discover genes of pivotal evolutionary and biomedical importance. Throughout, Professor Rubin has generously shared his knowledge with Canadian scientists and been a champion of their research worldwide,” states the RSC.
“Canadian science is indebted to Eddy’s long-term contributions to advancing genomics internationally through his own research, and more specifically in Canada through sharing his wisdom and vision while sitting on many national advisory boards in our country, including CGEn’s Scientific Advisory Board,” says Dr. Naveed Aziz, CEO, CGEn. “On behalf of CGEn, I congratulate Eddy on this well-deserved honour by the Royal Society of Canada, and thank him for his continued leadership and commitment to CGEn’s scientific excellence and impact.”
The RSC will welcome the new 2022 RSC Fellows in November at the RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement in Calgary, Alberta.