Scotland gets new Chief Scientific Advisor

Posted on February 15, 2012 by

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Following up on the exciting news last week that Scotland has a new Chief Scientist, it was announced yesterday that a new Chief Scientific Advisor has also been appointed. Professor Muffy Calder will take up the position vacated by Professor Anne Glover last year.

Muffy Calder is currently Professor of Computing Science and Dean of Research at the University of Glasgow’s College of Science and Engineering. Her research has covered a range of disciplines including cancer and cardiovascular medicine.

This is great news as Scotland now has an independent scientist to provide advice to the government on its research initiatives and other scientific matters.

The Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said:

“Excellence in science is critical to Scotland’s prosperity and well-being. I am delighted that we have been able to appoint a scientist of Professor Calder’s stature and experience to provide advice and support to Ministers and the Scottish Government.”

What next?

It is looking like Scotland will continue to be an exciting place for medical research with lots of great things happening up there. We’re looking forward to heading up north soon to meet Professor Calder, the new Chief Scientist and the new minister for science.

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