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 Joris Veltman (Chair)

Newcastle University

Dr Maria Avila Arcos

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Professor Anne Goriely

University of Oxford

Professor John Holloway

University of Southampton

Dr Jan Korbel

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Professor Zane Lombard

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Dr Gisela Orozco

University of Manchester

Dr Silvia Paracchini

University of St Andrews

Dr Raheleh Rahbari

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Professor Samuli Ripatti

University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Albert Tenesa

University of Edinburgh


Jonathan Threlfall

Funding Manager

Wellcome Trust