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Strategic Recruitments

Strategic recruitment investments in ISSF2 have enabled us to attract outstanding scientists to key strategic areas for the University – notable examples include:

  • Professor David Rowitch (University of California (San Francisco)), appointed as the Head of Paediatrics and recently awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award;
  • Professor Richard Gilbertson (Comprehensive Cancer Center Director, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis)), recruited as the new Director of the Cambridge Cancer Centre;
  • Professor Patrick Chinnery (Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science and NIHR Senior Investigator, University of Newcastle), now Head of Clinical Neurosciences;
  • Dr Florian Merkle (Harvard University), recruited as a Principal Investigator of the WTMRC Institute of Metabolic Science;
  • Dr Peter Bull (Oxford/ WT KEMRI programme) and Dr Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas (Imperial College London), both recruited as part of a strategic investment to build capacity in Parasitology, which represents a major global disease burden.