In October 2017 The Sainsbury Lab produced their new vision and alongside it announced the appointment of Professor Nicholas Talbot as their Executive Director. Professor Talbot is a world-renowned molecular plant pathologist and has joined TSL from his previous position as Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Impact at the University of Exeter.
The new vision that Professor Talbot will be overseeing includes an updated governance structure and renewed funding from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. This all coincides with the upcoming 30th anniversary of The Sainsbury Laboratory.
David said: ‘I am greatly honoured to be joining the world’s premier laboratory for the study of plant-microbe interactions. The Sainsbury Laboratory is home to some extraordinarily talented scientists and I am looking forward to working with them. We have some exciting times ahead, with new hires to come and many other new developments that will keep TSL at the forefront of its field.’