The chance to further advance research at the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine is what most excites Peter Sadler about his appointment as professor of chemistry at Warwick University.
Having spent 11 years at Edinburgh University exploring the boundaries between these disciplines to develop new anti-cancer drugs, he is now ready to build on that work using facilities at Warwick, which he regards as "among the best in the country".
Professor Sadler also plans to attract funding to add more facilities and hopes to expand chemistry at Warwick. He said: "I think young people are coming back to chemistry because they are beginning to realise that there is a bright future for chemists."
Sadie Creese , previously director of strategic programmes at QinetiQ, has joined the new digital laboratory as professor and director of e-security
Alan Chalmers has joined as professor of visualisation, having left his post as professor of computer graphics at Bristol University
Silvester Czanner , previously a research fellow in the A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, becomes a Research Councils UK fellow.
Peter Derrick , chairman of the chemistry department, leaves to become professor of chemistry at Massey University in New Zealand
Robin Cohen , professor of sociology, has taken up an Economic and Social Research Council fellowship at Oxford University.
Paul Westhead , a professor at Warwick business school, is taking up a chair at Durham business school.