Wales has welcomed its first signing in a £50 million plan to get the biggest brains in engineering and science working here. Professor Yves Barde will start work at Cardiff University - he's one of the best neurobiologist in the world and wants to put welsh science on the world stage.
Yves Barde, from the Biozentrum at the University of Basel, will join Cardiff School of Biosciences through the Sêr Cymru science initiative which aims to enhance research excellence by attracting world-class researchers and their teams to Wales.
The Welsh Government has appointed the first science 'star' as part of a £50m initiative to establish Wales as a centre for research excellence.
Yves Barde - a 'world-leading' neurobiologist - will join Cardiff School of Biosciences from the University of Basel through the Sêr Cymru initiative.