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.
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It's hoped more people will consider using their local service amid concerns over the future of the bus industry.
Dry across the country this evening with broken cloud and some late sunshine. Scattered showers expected tomorrow.
40,000 people are expected at the motorbike event in the capital this weekend.