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Lords reappointed to science and technology committee

The membership of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has been confirmed following the general election.

Narendra Patel, a former professor of obstetrics and chancellor of the University of Dundee, and now a crossbench peer, will chair the committee. He was previously a member between June 2010 and March 2015.

Ajay Kakkar, professor of surgery at University College London who conducts research into the role of antithrombotic therapy in prolonging survival in cancer and the role of coagulation serine proteases in tumour biology, is one of two new appointments to the committee. The other is Colin Renfrew, a senior fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge and a Conservative peer.

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