Manuel Filipe Dos Santos Cruz Batista
Head of Project Management & Operations
As the Head of Programme Management and Operations for the Tree of Life Programme, I oversee delivery of the programme's strategic objectives and have responsibly for operational suport to the programme's stakeholders.
Head of Programme Management and Operations, Tree of Life Programme
I have completed an undergraduate in Biochemistry at the University of Lisbon, followed by a PhD in Developmental Neurobiology at the University of Cambridge where I studied interneuron differentiation and function in the Zebrafish spinal cord. I continued to follow my scientific interest in neurobiology with a post doc at NYU researching neuro muscular junction (NMJ) in mice. In 2011 I returned to Cambridge to join a biotech, where for 10 years I have held several project and programme management roles, in a commercial setting. In 2021 I joined the Wellcome Sanger Institute as the Head of Programme Management and Operations for the Tree of Life Programme.