Hello Prof Sir Mark Walport

Professor Sir Mark Walport has taken over as the UK government’s Chief Scientific Adviser. He’s been Director of the Wellcome Trust for ten years already.

The Wellcome Trust is one of the largest funders of science in the world. So yes, Sir Mark knows what he’s talking about.

When I see news about what Sir Mark does in his new role, I’ll let you know. For now we can see his words of greeting. We can see what was written when his appointment was announced a year ago. For example, Pallab Ghosh at the BBC said that Sir Mark is tough, earthy, forthright and a great communicator.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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