Six new members join BSE advisors
SIX new members have been appointed to the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC), the independent committee that advises the Government on BSE issues.
A review of SEAC published in August 1997, recommended that its membership be widened to include an expert from the Institute for Animal Health and a representative from the public.
The Government has extended Professor Sir John Pattisons chairmanship of SEAC by a further three years. Dr Robert Will has been asked to stay on as deputy chairman for a similar term.
The new members are:
- Prof. Adriano Aguzzi, acting head of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Zurich;
- Prof. Roy Anderson FRS, head of Zoology at the University of Oxford;
- Prof. Anne Ferguson, who works at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh;
- Dr Peter Goodfellow FRS, a senior vice-president of biopharmaceutical research and development at Smithkline-Beecham Pharmaceuticals;
- Mrs Harriet Kimbell, deputy chairman of the Consumers Association; and
- Dr Christopher Bostock, director of the Institute for Animal Health.