In addition to the numerous community leaders, educationalists and philanthropists, the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognised a wide-range of achievements from those working in science and technology.
Professor Michael Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sangar Institute, was awarded a knighthood in recognition for a career dedicated to understanding cancer.
The MBEs include an award to Professor Catherine Martin, Biologist and Editor in Chief, the Plant Cell, whose work has led to new insights into the production of pigments in flowers and fruits.
Among those honoured for their contributions to science and technology, a number of statisticians were also celebrated.
Dr Lucy Carpenter, Emeritus fellow at Nuffield College, received an MBE for services to public health in the UK and abroad. Her research has focused on occupational epidemiology, HIV in Uganda, associations between cancer and infectious diseases.
Professor Nigel Shadbolt was knighted for his services to science and engineering. His Semantic Web research led to the formation of Garlik, Nigel is also Chairman of the Open Data Institute, which he co-founded with Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 2012.
John Pullinger, president of the Royal Statistical Society commented: “It is wonderful that in the International Year of Statistics, so many of our friends and colleagues with a passion for data and statistics have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours lists”.