Honorary Faculty

The Sanger Institute has an Honorary Faculty of researcher from other research centres. Our Honorary Faculty collaborate closely with teams at the Sanger Institute to answer a range of research questions.

This page provides a list of our Honorary Faculty with links to their profiles.

Martin Bobrow, honorary faculty member.

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.

Stephen Baker, honorary faculty member.

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.

Ana Cvejic, honorary faculty member.

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 Derek Stemple, Nicole Soranzo and Peter Campbell.
Ana's profile.

Panos Deloukas, faculty member.

Panos Deloukas

Panos Deloukas is Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics at the William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University London. He investigates the genetic predisposition of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction including risk factors such as lipid levels and blood pressure.
Panos's profile.

Martin Donnelly, honorary faculty member.

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.

Helen V Firth, honorary faculty member.

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, honorary faculty member.

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.

Gad Frankel, honorary faculty member.

Gad Frankel - Cell and molecular biology of bacterial infection

Gad Frankel is Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis at Imperial College London, specialising in mechanisms of bacterial colonisation and infection, with particular interest in biology of bacterial proteins that allow take over of a host cell (translocated bacterial effectors). Gad has been collaborating with Gordon Dougan for many years and is affiliated with the Microbial Pathogenesis group.
Gad's profile.

Andy Futreal, honorary faculty member.

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.

Tim Hubbard, faculty member.

Tim Hubbard - Vertebrate genome analysis

Tim is Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at King's College London and overall Director of Bioinformatics for King's Health Partners/King's College London. Tim also has a part-time appointment as Head of Bioinformatics at Genomics England, to help deliver the UK Government's 100k Genome Project.
Tim's profile.

Ian Humphreys, honorary faculty member.

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.

Erik Miska, honorary faculty member.

Eric Miska - Molecular Genetics

Eric Miska is the Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Cambridge. Eric has strong and diverse interests in genomic biology, including in small RNA biology, epigenetic chromatin regulation and molecular evolution. He has joined the Computational Genomics Programme and will also be working closely with the Mouse and Zebrafish, Human Genetics and Cellular Genetics Programmes.
Eric's profile.

Chris Newbold, honorary faculty member.

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's profile.

Willem H Ouwehand, honorary faculty member.

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.

Aarno Palotie, faculty member.

Aarno Palotie

Professor Aarno Palotie is faculty member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Human Genetic Research in Boston MA and is the Research Director of the Human Genomics Program at the Institute for Molecular Medicine, FIMM in Helsinki, Finland.
Aarno's profile.

Sharon Peacock, honorary faculty member.

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.

Samuli Ripatti, honorary faculty member.

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.

Karen Steel, honorary faculty member.

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, honorary faculty member.

John Sulston - Science ethics

John Sulston is a part-time Professor at the University of Manchester, where he chairs the institute for Science Ethics and Innovation.
John's profile.

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