Thursday, June 30, 2011

Board of the Natural History Museum

The Prime Minister has appointed Professor Christopher Gilligan to the Board of the Natural History Museum for a period of four years from 18 May.

Professor Christopher Gilligan
Professor Gilligan is a Mathematical Biologist and Head of the School of Biological Sciences at University of Cambridge. He has a range of senior experience at national and international levels including as an ad hoc advisor to UK Government Departments and to International Government Organisations.

The Museum was looking for for a person with broad expertise in natural sciences.

The Natural History Museum is a scientific research institution and a major cultural attraction that welcomes nearly 5 million visitors a year, at the heart of which is the national collection of 70 million specimens from the natural world and 6 million rare books and manuscripts. These collections are of international significance and are regarded as an important part of the UK’s science infrastructure. The Natural History Museum comprises the main site at South Kensington, a small museum based on Walter Rothschild’s former home at Tring and a storage centre at Wandsworth.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Alex Webb promoted to Reader

Dr Alex Webb has been promoted to Reader in Cell Signalling as from the start of the next academic year.

This is a very well deserved promotion for one of the young(ish) stars of the department and I am sure that, like me, you will want to offer your best congratulations.

David Baulcombe