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| birth_place =| death_date =| death_place =| death_cause =| resting_place =| resting_place_coordinates = | monuments =| residence =| nationality =| other_names =| education =| alma_mater =| occupation = Master, Professor| years_active =| employer =| organization = Birkbeck, University of London, University College London| agent =| known_for = Master of Birkbeck, University of London| notable_works =| style =| influences =| influenced =| home_town =| television =| religion =| spouse =| partner =| children =| parents =| relatives =| awards =| website = }}David Seymour Latchman CBE (born 1956) is a British geneticist and university administrator. Since 2003 he has been Master of Birkbeck, University of London, and Professor of Genetics at Birkbeck and University College London. Born into a Jewish family,William D. Rubinstein, Michael Jolles, Hilary L. Rubinstein, The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History, Palgrave Macmillan (2011), p. 550 Latchman was educated at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and received his doctorate from University of Cambridge before undertaking postdoctoral research at Imperial College London and in the Department of Biology at University College London. He worked in the Medical Molecular Biology Unit at UCL, and Middlesex School of Medicine. He has been Professor of Molecular Pathology and Director of the Windeyer Institute of Medical Science at UCL and was Dean of the Institute for Child Health (1999–2002). {weblink}}He serves on several Committees including London Development Agency (observer status); Universities UK Research Policy Network; Confederation of British Industry (CBI) London Council; National DNA Database Ethics Group; London First Board member.{{cn|date=January 2017}}{weblink}} As Master of Birkbeck, he has voiced protest at UK government proposals to cut funding for second degrees.David Latchman, 'Want a second degree? It'll certainly cost you...', The Independent], 15 November 2007] Professor Latchman is a vocal advocate for part time degrees and calling for government support to improve access for adults to higher education.NEWS,weblink The UK government must act to save part-time higher education, Latchman, David, 13 December 2018, Times Higher Education, 13 December 2018, In 2015, following an investigation by University College London into an allegation made in 2013 about research published during his leadership of the Institute of Child Health, Professor Latchman was found to have ‘no case to answer’. WEB,weblink Birkbeck head investigated again over research, 4 January 2017, via=Times Higher Education Supplement, In early 2017 it was announced he was facing a further investigation.WEB,weblink Top UK geneticist faces new inquiry over claims of research misconduct, Ian Sample Science, editor, 3 January 2017, The Guardian, In 2018, the Daily Telegraph reported that the enquiry launched in 2017 had found two scientists at the Institute guilty of misconduct by manipulating images in seven published research papers in which Latchman was also cited as an author. WEB,weblink leading university embroiled in major research scandal, Camilla Turner, education editor, 16 May 2018, Professor Latchman told the Telegraph that he regretted that anyone would do such a thing but was pleased that the investigation confirmed that he had no knowledge of the manipulation, nor that had he acted with any improper intent. WEB,weblink Corporate statements — Birkbeck, University of London, www.bbk.ac.uk, 2018-11-29, UCL concluded that Professor Latchman had been cleared of research misconduct after the long-running investigation found evidence of deliberate wrongdoings by his laboratory group. NEWS,weblink Birkbeck master cleared of misconduct after latest retraction, Rachael, Pells, 5 December 2018, Times Higher Education, 12 December 2018, Latchman was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to higher education.{{London Gazette| issue = 59446| date = 12 June 2010| page = 7| supp = y}}

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