Acting Director of Science announced

Mike Turner, currently Head of Infection and Immunobiology at the Wellcome Trust, has been appointed Acting Director of Science until a permanent appointment is made.

Mike will continue to manage the infection biology department in addition to his new role, which includes representing the Science Division on the Executive Board and the Board of Governors.

Sara Marshall, Head of Clinical Research, will take on leadership for Wellcome’s immunobiology activities in the interim period.

Mike joined Wellcome in 2014 having previously worked at the University of Glasgow for many years as a laboratory-based scientist focused on parasite genetics and genomics.

He replaces Kevin Moses, who announced his departure from Wellcome in April. Kevin will remain at the Trust until August as Scientific Adviser to the Director with a focus on special projects.