Professor Angharad Gatehouse collects an award for the world’s top accolade in Entomology.

Singled out for her world-leading research into pest control strategies with particular emphasis on food security and environmental sustainability, Professor Gatehouse will be presented with the certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Achievements by the Council of International Congresses of Entomology at ICE2016 in Orlando, Florida.

The award is presented just once every four years and is given to an individual or group who has made the greatest contribution to furthering fundamental knowledge of entomology and has also made a significant impact on industry and society.

Professor Gatehouse, who joined Newcastle University’s School of Biology in 1999, and is Governor of Newcastle High School for Girls, said: “I have always followed my heart when it comes to research—often going out on a limb to investigate novel and emerging areas—and I am proud of the work I have done and what has been achieved. I am very grateful to those who nominated me and also to all the incredibly talented people I have worked with over the years who have helped me to achieve it.”