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Congratulations to Prof Guy Thwaites, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Research Program in Vietnam and Prof Ellie Barnes, Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine on their election as new Fellows of the Academy of Medical Science.

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