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Congratulations to Dr Giles Yeo!

Giles Yeo has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. These awards recognise the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life. Along with the New Year Honours, they are the most significant announcements of civilian and military gallantry awards

Giles is from San Francisco and received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1994, he came to Wolfson and joined the lab of Professor Sydney Brenner (Nobel Laureate 2002) for his PhD studies. In 1998 he began his postdoctoral training with Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, working on the genetics of severe human obesity.

As Principal Research Associate at the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science and programme co-lead for the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Giles’ research focuses on the influence of genes on eating behaviour and body weight. He is well known as a broadcaster and author, presenting science documentaries for the BBC’s ‘Horizon’ and ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’. His book, Gene Eating, was published in 2018.

Adapted from Wolfson College News

Posted on 22/10/2020

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