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REPORT

Report of the General Board on the establishment of a Royal Society Research Professorship of Chemical Biology

The GENERAL BOARD beg leave to report to the University as follows.

1. In their Report, dated 11 July 2001, on the establishment of Royal Society Professorships and related matters (Reporter, 2000-01, p. 1013), the General Board informed the University of new arrangements for the tenure and funding of Professorships awarded under the Royal Society Research Professorships scheme, whereby funding would be provided for a period of ten to fifteen years, after which the host University would continue to support the Professorship for the individual until his/her retiring age.

2. The Board are pleased to announce that the Royal Society have awarded a Research Professorship to Professor Carol Robinson, of the Department of Chemistry, tenable from 1 February 2006 for ten years, subject to review at the end of five years.

3. At present Professor Robinson holds a fixed-term Professorship, the Walters Kundert Professorship of Chemical Biology, which was established for her, until 30 September 2008, by Grace 5 of 18 February 2004 and subsequently named by Grace 4 of 6 July 2005, in recognition of the financial support made available by the Walters Kundert Charitable Trust. The award by the Royal Society will enable the funding provided by the Trust to be used to support other work in the Department of Chemistry; following consultation with the Trust, the Head of the Department of Chemistry has agreed that Professor Robinson should be designated Director of the Walters Kundert Laboratory of Chemical Biology. The Head of the Department of Chemistry has undertaken to meet the cost of the Professorship on the expiry of Royal Society funding from funds available to the Department.

4. The General Board recommend that, with effect from 1 February 2006:

The Professorship of Chemical Biology held by Professor Carol Robinson, which was established for five years from 1 October 2003, by Grace 5 of 18 February 2004, be established until the retiring age and that the Professorship be retitled the Royal Society Research Professorship of Chemical Biology until further order.

20 March 2006 ALISON RICHARD, Vice-ChancellorM. J. DAUNTONMELVEENA MCKENDRICK
 JOHN BELLRICHARD FRIENDROGER PARKER
 TOM BLUNDELLRICHARD HUNTERPATRICK SISSONS
 WILLIAM BROWND. W. B. MACDONALDI. H. WHITE
 H. A. CHASE  

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Cambridge University Reporter 26 April 2006
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