Professor Dame Carol Robinson has been appointed Director of the new Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery (Kavli INSD).
The new institute brings together world-leading researchers in biochemistry, structural biology, chemistry, pathology, physics and engineering and will be based in a new building at the heart of the Science Area.
Supported by the US-based Kavli Foundation, the Kavli INSD will house over 40 academics, including Professor Robinson and four other research leaders from the Department of Chemistry, as well as 400 students and postdoctoral researchers.
Professor Robinson said:
I am delighted to be the first Director of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery with its mission of bringing the physical sciences into the cell. The opportunity to shape this new interdisciplinary centre where the outcomes are not determined in advance, but discovered through experiment, is something that resonates very strongly with me. Scientific research increasingly involves collaboration between different disciplines due to the complexity of cutting-edge work. By bringing multiple disciplines together under the same roof to advance scientific research the new Kavli Institute will create an environment that encourages the cross-pollination of ideas and inter-disciplinary cooperation.
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