Tag Archives: Sir Paul Nurse

On being a ‘foot soldier’

Or cannon fodder speaking out. In case you haven’t heard, science funding in the UK is under threat. From Paul Nurse, who said we need to fund only ‘excellent’ science to Vince Cable who thinks 45% of research in the … Continue reading

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Should scientific funding really be MORE elite?

or how to creatively hamstring scientific progress…. Funding the scientifically elite is fundamentally short sighted. The new (or almost new) head of the Royal Society in Britain, Sir Paul Nurse, wants to reform scientific funding – joy! Something does need … Continue reading

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