The Cabinet Office has announced this week the appointment of Dr Patrick Vallance as the new government Chief Scientific Adviser. Dr Vallance, who is currently President of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline, will take up the post in Spring 2018.
Sir John Chisholm, Executive Chair at Genomics England welcomes the appointment:
I am delighted at Patrick Vallance’s appointment as the new Government Chief Scientific Adviser. Patrick is one of science and technology’s strongest and most passionate advocates – built on deep experience of academia and industry. Patrick understands what the sector can do for the UK and I know that he will make a real and positive contribution working at the heart of government.
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