Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships, University of Cambridge

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith CBE FRS FMedSci is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships at the University of Cambridge. She is the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, President of the Genetics Society and a member of the UKRI BBSRC Council. She is a Fellow of Darwin College.

Professor Ferguson-Smith is a mammalian developmental geneticist and epigeneticist. Her team studies the epigenetic control of genome function with particular emphasis on epigenetic inheritance and she is an expert on genomic imprinting.

She was elected to EMBO in 2006, to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the Society of Biology in 2012, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017. She has received several awards; most recently in 2021 she was recipient of the Royal Society's Buchanan Medal and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility's Anne McLaren Distinguished Scientist Award. In 2022 she was awarded the Mabel FitzGerald Prize Medal. Professor Ferguson-Smith was recently awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), as part of the 2023 Kings Birthday Honours List.