Acting Director of Science announced

Mike Turner has been appointed Acting Director of Wellcome’s Science Division.

Credit: Thomas SG Farnetti/Wellcome

Mike Turner will take on leadership of Wellcome’s existing programmes of scientific support.

Mike will be Director of Science while Jim Smith steps away to lead a review of how we support science. Mike was previously Head of Infection and Immunobiology in our Science division.  

He will take on the leadership of Wellcome’s existing programmes of scientific support, which includes representing the Science Division on the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Governors.

We will be recruiting for a new Head of Infection and Immunobiology in the coming weeks. Interested applicants can contact Mike for an informal discussion about the role.  

In the interim, Divya Shah will be Acting Head of Infection and Immunobiology, and will lead on Wellcome’s immunobiology activities for the coming months.

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