IntroductionGenomics Forum Director, Professor Steve Yearley, has become the new Executive Committee Chairman of the Edinburgh Consortium for Rural Research (ECRR).
"I feel very honoured to be elected by the Edinburgh Consortium on Rural Research (ECRR) membership to the post of Executive Committee Chairman, a role that will be for 3 years in the first instance.
"The ECRR does valuable work in helping its member organisations to work together on rural and environmental issues in Scotland, in promoting inter-disciplinary research and sharing specialised facilities. It also provides an accessible source of expertise and information on scientific matters that affect rural Scotland, its people and its natural heritage. I'm looking forward to being an active member of this community and to trying to help stimulate novel initiatives."
The Edinburgh Consortium for Rural Research includes farming, forestry, aquaculture and recreational pursuits. Though based mainly in or near Edinburgh, ECRR's member organisations have a network of bases that span the whole of Scotland. Beyond Scotland, ECRR members are closely involved in science-based work in other parts of the UK, in Europe, and in many other regions of the developed and developing world.