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Oxford professor appointed deputy chair of Wellcome’s board

Fiona Powrie to replace Mike Ferguson, who is stepping down after 10 years

Immunologist Fiona Powrie has been selected as the next deputy chair of the Wellcome Trust’s board of governors—the external experts who oversee the biomedical research charity’s work.

Powrie, who has a background in immunology and translational research, is currently director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford. She has been a member of Wellcome’s board of governors since 2018.

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