Roche's head of research retires
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Professor Jonathan Knowles is to retire as Roche's head of group research and from the company's corporate executive committee at the end of next year. He will hand over his responsibilities to Lee Babiss, head of pharma research, and Jean-Jacques Garaud, head of pharma development. Professor Knowles will remain a member of Roche's executive committee, its pharma strategic portfolio committee, and a member of Genentechand Chugai's boards. He joined Roche in 1997 as head of global pharma research and took up his current position in 2006.