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Public Health England (PHE), from the 1st January 2015 has appointed Experimental Medicine's Professor Derrick Crook as the their new Director of Microbiology.

Derrick CrookIn his new role as PHE’s Director of Microbiology, his particular focus will be to lead the translation of genomic technologies to transform microbiology practice across England in full partnership between PHE and Universities hosting NIHR health protection units and including Cambridge University.

Duncan Selbie, PHE Chief Executive, said:"We are delighted that Derrick is joining us as our Director of Microbiology. He has a fantastic track record in the field of infectious disease in the UK and internationally. His experience and expertise will enable PHE to be at the cutting edge of this critical area of health protection science."