Sir Dai Rees, FRS, current President of the European Science Foundation, read chemistry at University College of North Wales, Bangor, being awarded a Ph.D. in 1959 for work on polysacchavide structure. He held research posts at Bangor and the University of Edinburgh before moving to Unilever Research in 1970. From 1979 to 1982 he was Chairman of the Science Policy Group of Unilever Research. In 1981 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He then became Director of the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, UK. Since 1987 he has been Chief Executive at the Medical Research Council in London. He has published work on carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry and cell biology.
Planning for the future: The role of the ESF
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
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Volume 6, Issue 11, pages 817–818, November 1994
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Rees, D. (1994), Planning for the future: The role of the ESF. Adv. Mater., 6: 817–818. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940061102
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The European Science Foundation is a federation of research councils and academies, from various European countries, that have significant responsibility for the funding of science and scholarship. The changing role of the ESF in recent years is examined, particularly in the face of tighter research budgets in all countries and the increasing part played by the European Union in encouraging collaboration of researchers throughout Europe. Future aims of the ESF are presented.