The Wellcome Trust pays tribute to Dr Allan Baxter

The Wellcome Trust is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Allan Baxter, its long-standing valued adviser.

Ted Bianco, Director of Innovations at the Wellcome Trust, said: "Allan’s commitment to the work of the Wellcome Trust, through his role as founding Chairman of the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, Chairman of the Seeding Drug Discovery Committee and member of the Innovations Strategy Panel, is quite extraordinary.

"His many contributions to research funding are greatly appreciated and leave behind a terrific legacy of innovation in healthcare. He will be greatly missed by all of us at Wellcome and by the wider biotechnology community. Our thoughts are with his wife Pauline, family and friends."