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Professor Patrick Chinnery appointed as MRC Executive Chair

Professor Patrick Chinnery appointed as MRC Executive Chair

The Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan has appointed Professor Patrick Chinnery as the next Executive Chair of MRC.

Science, Innovation and Technology Secretary, Michelle Donelan, said: Professor Chinnery brings a wealth of experience as a practicing clinician and an already established and valued member of the Medical Research Council. By heading up one of the UK’s key public funding bodies for medical research, he will spearhead delivery of high-quality training and fellowships for researchers and funding for life-changing discoveries that are so crucial to our country’s health and wellbeing. I also pay tribute to Professor John Iredale for his work as interim Executive Chair and thank him for his invaluable service. Professor Chinnery is currently the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Director of Clinical Sciences and Professor of Neurology at the University of Cambridge where he is head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

He is also an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Professor Chinnery’s key research interest concerns the role of mitochondria in human disease and investigating ways to develop new treatments for mitochondrial disorders.


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