Colin Blakemore

Professor Colin Blakemore, Ph.D., FRS, FMedSci, HonFSB, HonFRCP, is a British neurobiologist who is Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and University of Warwick specialising in vision and the development of the brain. He was formerly Chief Executive of the British Medical Research Council (MRC). He is best known to the public as a communicator of science but also as the target of a long-running animal-rights campaign. According to The Observer, he has been both "one of the most powerful scientists in the " and "a hate figure for the animal rights movement". In 2012, he was appointed director of the Institute of Philosophy's Centre for the Study of the Senses at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

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Colin Blakemore - Medical Research Council - National Institute For Medical Research Taskforce
... As part of the consultation process a taskforce was convened, with Blakemore as chairman, to consider options for the size and location of the new NIMR ... this option be included in the official publication of the taskforce, something that Blakemore and the majority of other members were opposed to ... After disagreeing on the issue, Lovell-Badge alleged that Blakemore had twice attempted to "coerce" him into agreement by threatening his job ...