Karen McLaren

Head of Product & Delivery 

Head of Product & Delivery for COSMIC

I am Head of Product & Delivery in COSMIC – the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer – which is committed to advancing cancer breakthroughs with gold-standard genomic data. We help the global cancer research community conduct their science better and faster by presenting easy to understand, streamlined, and quality filtered data on cancer mutations.

I use my experience in the field of genomics and project, programme and product management skill set in my current role and I am excited to be able to continue to be part of the Institute’s world class research effort. I am an energetic advocate of the change agenda and use knowledge of the evolution of the Institute from early sequencing pioneer to the diverse application of genomics for human health to promote change and continuous improvement.

Previous Projects Include:
Migration of Sequencing and Genotyping labs
Implementaiton of Bespoke In-House and SaaS products
Set up of services on site for iPS generation (including build and kit out of lab)

I am also part of the Public Engagement programme and give talks to visiting parties detailing the history, legacy and current application of the first genome sequencing projects: C. elegans, Human, Mouse, Zebrafish on our science.

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