Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts today announced the reappointment of Professor Sir Tom Blundell as the Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
David Willetts said: "I am delighted that Sir Tom Blundell has agreed to remain as chair of BBSRC. His extensive academic experience in the field of biochemistry coupled with his active role in science policy makes him an invaluable asset to the council."
Professor Sir Tom Blundell said: "I am delighted to continue my involvement with BBSRC. I am proud of the achievements we have seen in recent years and look forward to seeing further advances that will help us meet some of the grand challenges we face, such as feeding a growing population, living longer healthy lives and finding alternative energy sources."
The reappointment is for two years from 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2015.