The University of Cambridge Department of Medical Genetics was established in 1995 (previously, medical genetics research had been based within the Department of Pathology). The Head of Department is Professor Marc Tischkowitz and the other Principal Investigators in the Department are Professor Eamonn Maher, Professor Fiona Karet, Professor David Rubinsztein, Emeritus Professor Lucy Raymond, Professor Evan Reid, Professor Richard Sandford, Dr Leonardo Bottolo, Professor Geoff Woods, Professor Serena Nik-Zainal, Dr Ruth Casey, Dr George Mells, Dr Kate Baker and Assistant Professors Dr Timothy Hearn and Dr James Whitworth.
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There are close interactions between the University Department of Medical Genetics and members of the NHS East Anglian Medical Genetics Service including NHS consultants (Honorary Professor Helen Firth, Dr Ruth Armstrong, Dr Soo-Mi Park, Dr Sarju Mehta, Dr Jenny Carmichael and Dr Simon Holden) and the Director of the East Genetics Laboratory Hub (Dr Sarah Bowdin). Medically qualified members of the University Department also have clinical duties in the NHS Clinical Genetics Department.
The Department of Medical Genetics adopts a broad approach to ‘Medical Genetics’, encouraging interests in genomics and the functional biology of genetic disease, as well as applying genetics to diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to disease. Ongoing research addresses a broad range of monogenic and multifactorial genetic disorders and many research programmes and clinical activities are run jointly with other departments at Addenbrooke’s and elsewhere.
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The Department of Medical Genetics is offering excellent graduate programmes to develop student’s knowledge of human genetics and genomics, including understanding of recent developments in genomic medicine and genomics technologies, as well as application of genomics to infectious disease and cancer diagnosis. Click here for more information.
Five of our medical students recently presented at the UK Cancer Genetics Group national meeting in May: About Us – Cancer Genetics Group (ukcgg.org) From left to right – Sejal…
Previous Foulkes Foundation Academy of Medical Sciences Medal winner, Professor Serena Nik-Zainal FMedSci, develops algorithms which pick up cancers missed by conventional screening and work to identify cancers that respond…
The Department of Medical Genetics is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Marc Tischkowitz as Head of the Department on 15th April 2023. Marc Tischkowitz is a Professor…