Sir Colin Berry, M.D., Ph.D., DSc,
Emeritus Professor of Pathology, Queen Mary, University of London
The title of the lecture:
Problems in the regulatory evaluation of potential carcinogens
Sir Colin is a pathologist who has served as a member of a number of pharmaceutical and agrochemical regulatory committees, including the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines. He was Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides in the UK for 10 years and served on related bodies of the EU and WHO. He was a member of the Medical Research Council of Great Britain and remains an advisor to that body; his research work has been in vascular biomechanics, biomaterials and toxicology.
He is a former President of the European Society of Pathology and of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences. He was elected to the German Academy of Sciences (Deutsche Akademie der Natureforscher Leopoldina) in 1993 and made Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in the same year, for services to Medicine and Science. In 2005, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the German Pathological Society and of the British Toxicology Society. He holds a number of honorary fellowships in Royal Colleges and degrees from overseas Universities and is an advisor to the Portuguese government in matters relating to the health sciences. He is a former Honorary Curator of the Deutches Museum in Munich.
In 2012 he was appointed by the Queen to be Knight Principal of the Imperial of Knights Bachelor.