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IGMM Scientific Advisory Board

IGMM's external Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) comprises a number of eminent scientists. The role of the SAB is to advise the Director on matters of science and strategy.

Chair:  Professor Dame Kay Davies, CBE FRS FMedSci
Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy and Associate Head, Development, Impact and Equality, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, and Honorary Director of the MRC Functional Genomics Unit

Professor Margaret Buckingham
Emeritus Professor at the Pasteur Institute in Paris & Emeritus Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.  Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, the Academia Europaea,  the French Academy of Sciences, Associate member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and Foreign member of the Royal Society

Professor Nic Jones
Chief Scientist, Cancer Research-UK & Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre

Professor Carl Heldin
Director, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala University

Professor Matt Hurles
Senior Group Leader, Genome Mutation and Genetic Disease Group, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute




IGMM scientific statement

IGMM Governance Structure

The IGMM governance structure has been set-up to:


IGMM Governance Structure Chart


Science strategy development and research programme management is undertaken in partnership with the Centre for Population Health Sciences.


IGMM Executive Group

The IGMM Executive Group is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction of the Institute and its delivery through the research performance of each research centre within the Institute.  It is also responsible for fostering an environment of research excellence, collaboration, openness, honesty and respect for each other.




Director Professor Nick Hastie CBE FRS

Professor Nick Hastie
IGMM Director (Chair)

Professor David Porteous

Professor David Porteous
Head of Medical Genetics, Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine

Margaret Frame PhD FRSE

Professor Margaret Frame
Science Director, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre

Professor Wendy Bickmore

Professor Wendy Bickmore FRSE, FMedSci
Director, MRC Human Genetics Unit

Professor Tim Aitman

Professor Tim Aitman, MB ChB, FRCP, DPhil, FMedSci
Chair of Molecular Pathology and Genetics/Director, Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine

Angela Ingram

Angela Ingram
IGMM Services Manager

Stephen Lissaman

Stephen Lissaman
IGMM Business Manager