Elected: 2007
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor Tessa Laurie Holyoake FRSE, FMedSci

Professor of Experimental Haematology, Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre.

Professor Tessa Holyoake, a world-renowned expert in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and one of the most exceptional scientists and clinicians of her generation, died peacefully on 30 August, aged 54.

Professor Holyoake was the Professor of Experimental Haematology in the Institute of Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre. She is remembered for her world-leading contributions to CML, and as an inspiration and friend by colleagues and patients alike.

Born in 1963 in Aberdeen, she was educated at Albyn school and later went on to study medicine at the University of Glasgow before embarking on a research career in Glasgow and then Vancouver, where she lived for two years with her husband Andy. Read more