Emma Millican | Former Director of Scientific Operations

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Millican, Emma

Emma Millican left the Sanger Institute in May 2017. She is now Global NGS Business Unit Manager at LGC: https://www.lgcgroup.com/

Emma oversaw the development and delivery of the Sanger Institute's core scientific pipelines to produce high-quality data and resources and to ensure that they were be able to adapt to the constantly changing demands of new technologies. Core pipelines included Sequencing and Genome Analysis, Cellular Genetics and Phenotyping, Single Cell Sequencing, Research Support, Informatics, Mouse Production and Mouse Phenotyping.

"I am constantly looking for ways to innovate the scientific operational facilities and pipelines at the Institute to best align with the scientific goals of the programmes. I am a professional operational manager who promotes organisation change implementing business transformations and delivering project and programmes. The facilities combine a skilled workforce and leading edge technology, ensuring these are balanced and work in harmony together is a key part of the senior leadership teams role."

Millican, Emma
Emma's Timeline

Director of Scientific Operations at the Sanger Institute


Head of DNA Pipelines at the Sanger Institute


UK Director of Forensic and Applied Genetics at Eurofins


General Manager at Forensic Science Service


National Service Manager and Business Transformation Manager at Forensic Science Service


Change Manager at Forensic Science Service


Service Leadership Programme Manager at Forensic Science Service


BSc Hons in Cell Biology from the University of Manchester


Joined the Forensic Science Service as a Research Scientist and worked within the R&D division until Jan 2001.