Benoit Roux, PhD, the Amgen Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Eighty-nine new Fellows have been elected by their peers this year for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is the highest honor an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences in Canada.
Prof. Roux has performed ground-breaking computer simulations that have served to establish the physical principles governing the function of biological macromolecules. His innovative work has revealed the critical role that molecular flexibility and thermal fluctuations play in defining the function of ion channel and protein kinase. His contributions have fundamentally advanced our understanding of many problems, including cellular excitability and cancer biology.