Professor Muffy Calder became Scotland’s Chief Scientific Adviser on 1st March 2012.
The role is to provide strong leadership on science in the Scottish Government; to further enhance Scotland's reputation as a science nation and to provide independent advice on science issues and strategy to Ministers.
“The world faces many scientific challenges in areas such as the environment, energy, software systems, and health and wellbeing.
In Scotland some of the world's best scientists and engineers are working to tackle these problems, and I am proud to be part of the country's thriving scientific community. I look forward to ensuring our scientific research and industry continues to flourish, and that the Scottish Government gets the very best advice. "
Professor Muffy Calder