Mauro Ferrari joins organisation at a tricky time and says his focus is on identifying ‘breakthrough people’At the age of 43, Mauro Ferrari astonished his peers by giving up his career as a highly regarded professor of engineering at the University of California in Berkeley to enrol at medical school.He had been driven to find a cure for the cancer that had killed his wife at the age of 32, leaving him alone with three traumatised children. “I feel comfortable talking about this now – I didn’t for years,” he says. “Everyone has got a wound that pushes them to do better.” Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/21/new-eu-science-chief-warns-of-drop-off-in-uk-research-funding
Author : Daniel Boffey in Brussels
Publish date : 2020-01-21 10:42:15
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