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Image number: RS.13046
Credit: ©The Royal Society/Anne Purkiss

Portrait of Brian Charlesworth

Date

2017

Sitter

Brian Charlesworth (b.1945, British), Evolutionary biologist

Creator

Anne-Katrin Purkiss (b.1959, British/German), Photographer

Object type

Subject

Biology
   > Evolution

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Brian Charlesworth taken outside the Ashworth Laboratories at the University of Edinburgh, September 2017.

Brian Charlesworth is a British evolutionary biologist he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991. He was awarded the Darwin medal in 2000 in recognition of his distinguished work on selection in age-structured populations, extending the theory to the evolution of ageing, and testing the theories of mutation accumulation and pleiotropy, developing models for the evolution of genetic systems.

Associated place

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