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Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS has been elected as Regius Professor of Botany and she will take up the post in October 2020. Her role as Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory will be taken over by Prof Henrik Jönsson.

In addition, Ottoline has accepted the post of CEO of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), starting at the end of June. She will therefore be on secondment from the Department whilst she carries out this important national role. We are delighted to have a plant scientist at the centre of driving the UK scientific research and innovation sector. 

We will arrange a celebration for Ottoline's election, either virtual or in person, in October.

Please find out more here.

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