News of the WeekNewsmaker Interview: Frank Gannon

Ireland's Departing Research Chief on Irish and European Science

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Science  03 Sep 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5996, pp. 1139
DOI: 10.1126/science.329.5996.1139-a

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In his early 60s and back in his native country after a decade-plus stint in Germany, running the European Molecular Biology Organization, Frank Gannon probably could have finished out his career comfortably as director of the national funding agency Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), a position he's held since 2007. But after celebrating SFI's 10th anniversary in October, the biologist will resign his position at the end of the year and head off to Australia to become director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.