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New Professor of Bioinformatics

Professor Tim Hubbard has joined King’s College London as Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and Professor of Bioinformatics in the School of Medicine. Complementing this role, he is joining King’s Health Partners as Director of Bioinformatics. With an extensive research career in genomics and bioinformatics, Professor Hubbard brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the College.

Professor Hubbard previously worked at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute for 16 years, where he led the Vertebrate Genome Analysis Project and was Head of Informatics.  In 2013, he was seconded part time as a specialist adviser to NHS England, and will continue to play a lead role in delivering the genomics for health programme. He is Interim Director of Bioinformatics at Genomics England, the company recently setup by the Department of Health to implement the Government’s 100 Genome Project - a project to sequence the personal DNA code, or genome, of up to 100,000 patients over the next five years.

In his new roles, Professor Hubbard will lead on bioinformatics for King’s Health Partners, working with colleagues across our four partner organisations including staff in our NIHR funded Biomedical Research Centres.

Professor Tim Hubbard says: ‘Genomics research is increasingly recognised as a fundamental component in delivering effective healthcare. I look forward to working with colleagues across King’s Health Partners to drive advances in this field.’

[This article was originally published in the King’s Health Partners Staff e-bulletin, 15 November 2013]