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Jeremy Farrar to leave Wellcome for World Health Organization

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Charity’s director to step down in February 2023 to become WHO chief scientist

Jeremy Farrar is stepping down as director of the Wellcome Trust after 10 years to become chief scientist at the World Health Organization.

Farrar, an infectious disease researcher, will leave Wellcome when his second five-year term at the biomedical research charity finishes at the end of February 2023.

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