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Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz was installed as the 345th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on 1 October 2010. The Vice-Chancellor is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University.
During his distinguished career in medicine, Sir Leszek’s specialisms included infectious diseases, cell mediated immunity and vaccine development. As Professor of Medicine at the University of Wales, carried out the pioneering work on vaccines for which he gained his knighthood in 2001.
From 2001 to 2007 Sir Leszek was at Imperial College London, where he served as Principal of the Faculty of Medicine and later as Deputy Rector.. In 2007 he was appointed Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, and also elected as Vice President of the Heads of European Research Councils and Chair of the Heads of International Biomedical Research organisations.
Sir Leszek is a member of more than 70 professional and distinguished organisations. Among his many honours he holds the Royal Society of Medicine’s Jephcott Medal and the Royal College of Physicians’ Moxon Trust Medal, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.