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Professor Eleanor Riley has been appointed to head the prestigious The Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh, which receives strategic investment from BBSRC. She will take up the post later this year in succession to Professor David Hume.
The Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, has announced that Professor Sir Mark Walport will be the Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI will, subject to legislation currently in Parliament, incorporate the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and the research funding and knowledge exchange parts of HEFCE. It is anticipated that UKRI will be formed in April 2018.