The Secretary of State for Health, Alan Milburn MP, has announced the appointment of Professor Trevor Jones CBE, Director General of the ABPI, as chairman of the UK Advisory Group for Genetics Research.


‚ÄčThe group provides strategic oversight of the programmes of genetic research funded by the Department of Health, monitors and co-ordinates the work of the newly-formed genetics knowledge parks, and advises the Department of Health Portfolio Director for Genetics Research on matters relating to research to address the needs of the NHS and wider Department of Health.

The group consists of representatives from major funding agencies such as the Medical Research Council, Economic Social and Research Council, medical charities and university departments of medicine, sociology, and life sciences.

For further information, please contact: ABPI Press Office 020 7747 1410

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