Science Interview Panel

This panel interviews candidates shortlisted for:

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


Professor Gordon Brown (co-Chair)

University of Aberdeen

Professor Judith Kimble (co-Chair)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Professor Richard Marais (co-Chair)

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Professor Judi Allen

University of Manchester

Professor Dora Angelaki

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Professor Wiebke Arlt

University of Birmingham

Professor Deanna Barch

Washington University in St Louis, USA

Professor Buzz Baum

University College London

Professor Peter Becker

Ludwig-Maximillians Universität, Germany

Professor Judith Breuer

University College London

Professor Marc Bühler

University of Basel, Switzerland

Professor Edward Bullmore

University of Cambridge

Professor Matthew Burton

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Tom Clandinin

Stanford University, USA

Dr John Diffley

The Francis Crick Institute

Professor Daniel Durocher

The Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute, Canada

Professor Sadaf Farooqi

University of Cambridge

Professor Azra Ghani

Imperial College London

Dr John Kemp

Jansenn Pharmaceutical, Belgium

Professor Cathryn Lewis

King’s College London

Professor Clare Lloyd

Imperial College London

Professor Ronan Lyons

Swansea University

Professor Matthias Marti

University of Glasgow

Professor Andrew McMahon

University of Southern California, USA

Dr Kalpana Merchant

TransThera Consulting, USA

Professor Valerie Mizrahi

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Professor Jeremy Mottram

University of York

Professor Tracy Palmer

University of Dundee

Dr Lori Passmore

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Professor Vikram Patel

Harvard University, USA

Professor Christopher Ponting

University of Edinburgh

Professor Jordan Raff

University of Oxford

Professor Linda Richter

University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Dr Katherine Roche

National Institutes of Health, USA

Professor Carmen Sandi

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Professor Peter Stockley

University of Leeds

Professor Philippe Soriano

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Professor Rajesh Thakker

University of Oxford

Dr Martin Turner

Babraham Institute

Dr Jean-Paul Vincent

The Francis Crick Institute

Professor Ashley Woodcock

University of Manchester

Dr Yixian Zheng

Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA


Lorraine Shepherd

Head of Grants Management

Wellcome Trust


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