Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan
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Royal Society head calls for 'underwriting' of research

The Royal Society president has called for the UK government to underwrite the research of all UK-based researchers who apply for EU funding now.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Newsnight, Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, said post-Brexit uncertainty needs to be "nipped in the bud".

He said EU researchers based in the UK also need to be given assurances that they will be able to stay indefinitely.

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Watch more of the BBC Newsnight's interview with Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan on the programme tonight at 22:30 BST on BBC Two - or catch up afterwards on iPlayer.