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A range of Fellows of the Royal Society of Biology, including a vet, an ecologist and neurologist, have been named in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.

Professor Cait MacPhee FRSB, professor of biological physics at the University of Edinburgh, was honoured with a CBE for services to women in physics.

Professor Alastair Compston FRSB, professor of neurology at the University of Cambridge, received a CBE for services to multiple sclerosis treatment.

Professor Maggie Dallman FRSB, associate provost at Imperial College London, was awarded an OBE for services to bioscience.

Professor William Donachie CBiol FRSB, of the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh, was awarded an OBE for services to animal and veterinary biosciences.

Former President of the British Ecological Society, Professor Georgina Mace was made a Dame. Professor Mace, director of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London, will this week address a meeting of the Natural Capital Initiative.