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 Helen Colhoun (co-Chair)

University of Edinburgh

Professor Sean Eddy (co-Chair)

Harvard University, USA

Professor Richard Marais (co-Chair)

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Professor Wendy Barclay

Imperial College London

Professor Nils Brose

Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Germany

Professor Ed Bullmore

University of Cambridge

Dr Gillian Burgess

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Professor Stewart Cole

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Professor Jacqueline Dekker

VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Professor Sadaf Farooqi

University of Cambridge

Professor Matthew Freeman

University of Oxford

Professor Gillian Griffiths

University of Cambridge

Professor Ian Hickson

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr John Kemp

Jansenn Pharmaceutical, Belgium

Professor David Lalloo

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr Story Landis

National Institutes of Health, USA

Professor Maria Leptin

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Professor Clare Lloyd

Imperial College London

Professor Graham Lord

King’s College London

Dr Jan Löwe

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Professor Rob Malenka

Stanford University, USA

Professor Keith Matthews

University of Edinburgh

Professor Andrew McMahon

University of Southern California, USA

Dr Kalpana Merchant

TransThera Consulting, USA

Professor Katherine O'Brien

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Professor Vikram Patel

Harvard University, USA

Professor Christopher Ponting

University of Edinburgh

Professor Nazneen Rahman

Institute of Cancer Research

Professor Janet Rossant

Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Professor Sandra Schmid

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Professor Juan Valcárcel

Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain

Professor Bas van Steensel

Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands

Professor Fiona Watt

King’s College London


Lorraine Shepherd

Grants Operations Manager

Wellcome Trust


We expect members to comply with our Conflict of Interest Policy [PDF 137KB].