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Walport to Take Reins at Wellcome Trust

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Science  07 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5608, pp. 803
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5608.803a

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Mark Walport, an expert on lupus and other autoimmune diseases, has been tapped to lead Europe's biggest biomedical charity. The Wellcome Trust announced on 30 January that Walport, a professor at Imperial College in London and a governor of the charity until last month, will take over from outgoing director Mike Dexter on 1 June.