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.
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Crowds came to hear him speak this afternoon in Bangor - a seat where fewer than 100 votes could make the difference at the next election.
Scattered showers with the odd heavy burst possible but there will be plenty of sunny spells too.
A rather wet and windy evening, with rain in the north and showers elsewhere.