N – Biological society has new head

Nathalie Fomproix has succeeded Talal Younès as head of the International Union of Biological Sciences, which promotes the study of and research on biology. She was appointed on 2 March. Dr Fomproix trained as a molecular and cell biologist, obtained her doctorate from the University of Paris, and has worked as a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and project manager in chemistry research in the Rhône-Alpes region. Dr Younès had been chief since 1980. He will coordinate the Darwin 200 celebrations. (http://www.iubs.org/newiubs/organisation/News%20IUBS%20Secretariat%2009.pdf)
Thanks to Sheila Evered