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Independent study will form part of new strategy launched by chief scientist Sir Mark Walport (pictured) which aims to put specialists at the heart of government decision-making
The former Energy and Climate Change chief scientist, who died earlier this year, taught his department how to do policymaking without the hot air – by making the process data-led, iterative and open
Energy secretary Amber Rudd leads tributes as former chief scientific advisor loses battle with stomach cancer
Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn – entrepreneur in residence for synthetic biology – is named as new chief scientific adviser for BIS at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Sir Mark Walport is to become the government’s next chief scientific adviser in April 2013, it has been announced. He was chosen via an open competition, and replaces Sir John Beddington.