Michael Overduin, Director of Science Capital and Professor of Structural Biology in Birmingham, leads a laboratory studying protein mechanisms involved in cancer and genetic diseases

He draws attention to a petition which ends tonight and needs 60,000 more signatures: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/150220, adding “We’re not political, but this is important for UK science, medicine, engineering”.


Young researchers are starting to leave the country to go to receptive countries including Canada, as reported in Nature today.

The writer signed, though realising that applications of some scientific, medical and engineering research have been far from beneficial.