Professor Brian Huntly, Head of the University of Cambridge Department of Haematology, has been announced as one of fifty new Fellows elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2021. The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent body whose membership includes the UK’s best biomedical and health researchers. Following his election, Professor Huntly said “I am delighted and honoured to be elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy’s aims of bringing the best minds in biomedical research together, supporting talent, asking challenging questions and sharing our work so that all can benefit from it mirror very much our own aims here in Cambridge. Biomedical research is a hugely collaborative endeavour and I see my election as recognition of the hard work of many people who have contributed to my research and also highlighting the tremendous work we are doing at the University of Cambridge Department of Haematology.” Professor Huntly’s election recognises his research on the stem cell aspects of the evolution of haematological malignancies and in particular his many contributions to the understanding and treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia and lymphoma.