President Jose Manuel Barroso announces the appointment of the EU's first Chief Scientific Advisor during the Commission's first Innovation Convention in Brussels

05.12.2011

Today, President Jose Manuel Barroso announced the appointment of the EU's first Chief Scientific Advisor during the Commission's first Innovation Convention in Brussels.

Professor Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government. Professor Glover holds a Personal Chair of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen, and has honorary positions at the Rowett and Macaulay Institutes. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a member of the Natural Environment Research Council, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She has been appointed to her new role by President Barroso to support the Commission's leadership in maintaining excellence in science across the EU.

EuropaBio, the European Association of Bioindustries, considers this important appointment additional proof of the Commission's commitment to ensure that responsible science and innovation dominate Europe's quest to kick start growth and respond to our most pressing societal challenges. Life science and biotechnology will continue to play a central role in ensuring that research, education and innovation lead to processes and products that are beneficial to our society and our economy now and in the future.

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