Reporter 441, 25 October 1999

Warm Wellcome

Mike Dexter, director of the world's largest medical charity, the Wellcome Trust, visited the University on October 8.

University researchers currently receive over £9m in funding from the Trust and Dr Dexter met many of those working in the faculties of biological sciences and medicine, dentistry, psychology and health.

Dr Dexter was also given a tour of the Astbury building and the department's state-of-the-art NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) equipment. The NMR facility was recently boosted with a new £800,000 spectrometer, paid for by the Wellcome Trust, which helps the researchers understand how molecules fit together.

Dr Dexter said: "I very much enjoyed my visit to Leeds, and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to such a stimulating day. I was particularly impressed with the key appointments that had been made over the past few years and the recruitment policy for the future, and how this fitted in with the overall strategic objectives of the faculties and the University."

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