Genetics and Genomics Discovery Advisory Group

This advisory group shortlists candidates for Wellcome Career Development Awards and Wellcome Discovery Awards.

Its remit covers applications on fundamental aspects of genetics in human health and disease, including the development of new analytical and computational approaches to genetics and genomics. 

Examples include: 

  • genetic and genomic variation in human health and disease
  • genetic epidemiology and mechanisms of human evolution
  • comparative and functional genomics
  • human population genetics
  • bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • computational and systems biology. 


Members are listed below. Additional experts will join the panel as necessary.

Professor Sara Brown (Chair)

University of Edinburgh

Professor Anne Goriely

University of Oxford

Professor Trevor Graham

Queen Mary University of London

Professor Aroon Hingorani

University College London

Dr Sally John


Dr Jan Korbel

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Professor Zane Lombard

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Professor Simon Myers

University of Oxford

Dr Oliver Stegle

European Bioinformatics Institute

Professor Nicholas Timpson

University of Bristol

Professor Joris Veltman

Newcastle University


Jonathan Threlfall

Funding Manager

Wellcome Trust