Lords to question scientists at Francis Crick Institute on life sciences strategy
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will continue taking evidence for its inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy on Tuesday 31 October. The evidence session will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and the Committee will hear from its chief executive as well the institute's researchers.
The first evidence session will begin at 10:30am when the committee will question:
- Sir Paul Nurse, Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute
The second evidence session will begin at 11:15am and the Committee will question:
- Dr Veronique Birault, Head of Translation, Francis Crick Institute;
- Dr Simon Boulton, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute;
- Dr Kathy Niakan, Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute;
- Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute; and
- Prof Charles Swanton, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute.
Topics likely to be covered across the sessions include:
- The role the Francis Crick Institute will play in the implementation of the life sciences strategy
- The effect Brexit may have on research and development in the UK, particularly the movement of scientists
- How the UK could become more successful in innovation and commercialisation of science
- If the strategy will improve the quality and quantity of life sciences and its funding in the UK
The evidence session will take place at 10.30am at the Francis Crick Institute and will be available to watch on parliamentlive.tv after the session has taken place.