Medical Research Council appoints new head

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:688
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, who was knighted for his research into developing vaccines, is the new chief executive of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC).

    The deputy rector of Imperial College, London, is to take over from the current holder, Colin Blakemore, whose term of office finishes at the end of this month.

    “I'm excited by the chance to work across the whole spectrum of biomedical science and to help to make a difference in relation to healthcare for individuals in the UK and globally,” said Professor Borysiewicz.

    He joined Imperial College London in 2001 as principal of the faculty of medicine before becoming deputy rector three years later. His research interests are in …

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