Honorary Faculty

Honorary Faculty

Honorary Faculty are integral collaborators who make a substantial and sustained contribution to the Sanger Institute’s scientific Programmes.

Faculty Associate Faculty Honorary Faculty International Fellows

Stephen Baker - Enteric Infections

Dr Stephen Baker is a molecular microbiologist working on enteric and zoonotic infections at the Wellcome Trust major overseas programme in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Stephen's profile.

Martin Bobrow

Martin Bobrow was at the University of Cambridge, and has worked on Mendelian diseases and genetic diagnostics, social issues related to genetic medicine, and research funding. Martin's profile.

Jukka Corander - Infection Genomics

Jukka is a Professor of biostatistics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway and a Professor of statistics at University of Helsinki, Finland. He is particularly interested in microbial evolution and transmission modeling, statistical machine learning, genomics and Bayesian inference algorithms. Jukka works with Sanger Institute researchers David Aanensen, Stephen Bentley, and Nicholas Thomson. Jukka's profile.

Ana Cvejic - Developmental haematopoiesis

Dr Ana Cvejic is CRUK Career Development Fellow at the Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge. She is interested in the functioning of novel genes found to be associated with normal and malignant blood cell formation. Ana works in collaboration with Sanger Institute Faculty Nicole Soranzo and Peter Campbell. Ana's profile.

Martin Donnelly - Insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae

Martin Donnelly is Reader of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He works in collaboration with the Sanger Institute Malaria Programme and focuses on insecticide resistance in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Martin's profile.

Ian Dunham - Open Targets (precompetitive partnerships for drug discovery)

Ian Dunham is the Director of Open Targets, an innovative, large-scale, multi-year, public-private partnership that uses human genetics and genomics data for systematic drug target identification and prioritisation. Ian's profile.

Helen V Firth - DECIPHER and Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD)

Helen Firth is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust who is interested in the application of new genomic technologies to improve the diagnosis of severe developmental disorders. Helen's profile.

Paul Flicek - Genome informatics

Paul Flicek is a Team Leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute where he heads the Vertebrate Genomics Team, a combined service and research group interested in the large-scale infrastructure required for modern bioinformatics including storage and access methods for high throughput sequencing data. Paul's profile.

Ultan McDermott

Ultan McDermott is Chief Scientist at AstraZeneca, with a focus on drug resistance in cancer. He also holds an Honorary Consultant post in the Oncology department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he continues to treat colorectal cancer patients. He works closely with previous colleagues in the Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutations programme at the Sanger Institute. Ultan's profile.

Chris Newbold - Malaria

Chris Newbold is Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, specialising in work on parasite immune evasion, pathogenesis and genomics. Chris' profile.

Willem H Ouwehand - Platelets and atherothrombosis

Willem Ouwehand is Reader in Platelet Biology and Genetics and a clinical researcher at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Honorary Faculty Member at the Sanger Institute. Willem's profile.

Tim Raine - Inflammatory bowel diseases and mucosal immunology

Tim Raine is a practising clinician whose research is focussed on understanding the regulation of the gastrointestinal immune system. Tim's profile.

Samuli Ripatti - Cardiovascular disease and metabolic diseases

Samuli Ripatti is a FIMM-EMBL group leader at Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM where he heads a Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics group focusing on genetic variation and its relation to human metabolism and cardiovascular diseases. Samuli's profile.

Liam Smeeth

Liam is Head of the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and deputy director of the new London Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research Centre. He is an international leader in the use of electronic health records, completing ground-breaking work on drug effects, disease aetiology and the evaluation of interventions. Liam's profile.

Ludovic Vallier

Ludovic is Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Cambridge (Department of Surgery) and is also director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre hIPSCs (human induced pluripotent stem cells) core facility. Ludovic's profile.

Previous Honorary Faculty

Andy Futreal - Cancer Genome Project

Andy Futreal is Professor of Genomic Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and works closely with the Institute's Cancer Genome Project. Andy's profile.

Ian Humphreys

Dr Ian Humphreys is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science at Cardiff University. His laboratory studies the immunological mechanisms that influence host control of herpesvirus infections. Ian's profile.

Sharon Peacock - Bacterial diseases

Sharon Peacock is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Cambridge and works on a range of bacterial infectious diseases, most notably those caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Leptospira spp. and rickettsia. Sharon's profile.

Deenan Pillay

Deenan Pillay is Director of the Wellcome Trust-funded Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa, a secondment position from UCL. He works closely with the Human Genetics and Pathogen Variation teams at the Sanger Institute. Deenan's profile.

Karen Steel - Genetics of deafness

Karen Steel is Professor of Sensory Function at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King's College London, studying the genetics of deafness. She uses the mouse as a model to identify the genes involved and to understand the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms involved. Karen's profile.

John Sulston - 1942-2018

John Sulston was the founding Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute. John's profile.