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DIUS announce their preferred candidate to become Chair of BBSRC Council

6 April 2009

DIUS have today announced that Professor Sir Tom Blundell FRS, currently Sir William Dunn Professor and Head of School of Biological Sciences at Cambridge University, has been selected as the preferred candidate to become Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Innovation Universities and Skills Secretary, John Denham has written to the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee today inviting them to hold a pre-appointment hearing and to report on Professor Blundell’s suitability for the post. This is in line with proposals announced last year to increase democratic scrutiny of key public appointments. .






External Relations Unit