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Prof Gordon Brown

MRC CMM Director appointed Babraham Institute trustee

MRC CMM Director Professor Gordon Brown appointed Babraham Institute trustee

The MRC Centre for Medical Mycology’s Director, Professor Gordon Brown, has been appointed to the Babraham Institute’s Board of Trustees alongside three other new members. He will join the Institute Board in July 2021.

The Babraham Institute undertakes world-class life sciences research to generate new knowledge of biological mechanisms underpinning ageing, development and the maintenance of health. Its research focuses on cellular signalling, gene regulation and the impact of epigenetic regulation at different stages of life. By determining how the body reacts to dietary and environmental stimuli and manages microbial and viral interactions, it aims to improve wellbeing and support healthier ageing. The Institute is strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, through an Institute Core Capability Grant and also receives funding from other UK research councils, charitable foundations, the EU and medical charities.

Chair of the Board, Professor Peter Rigby FMedSci FRS, said: “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues. Each brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to the Board, not only in terms of scientific knowledge and professional experience but also in leadership and governance”.

Date: 23 February 2021

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