North Thames colleagues join genomics research and innovation fellowship scheme

HEE North Thames Fellows
(from right) Jana Vandrovcova, Daniel Lindsay, Celine Lewis

Three colleagues from across the North Thames region have been selected to join a prestigious new research and innovation fellowship launched by Health Education England’s (HEE) Genomics Education Programme.

A reception attended by leaders in science and healthcare took place on 30 January at the House of Lords to celebrate the official launch of the Genomics Research and Innovation Fellowship Scheme.

The HEE funded scheme was created to increase the capability and capacity of the current workforce, by giving candidates an opportunity to actively engage with genomics research with the aim of bringing new-found knowledge and skills into practice within the NHS. It was first announced in November 2016 and, after a rigorous 10-month application process, nine successful fellows were announced in October 2017.

The three fellows and their research topics from the North Thames region include:

  • Celine Lewis – Exploring and enhancing decision making about genome sequencing among young people
  • Jana Vandrovcova – A search for the missing: the utility of whole genome sequencing in clinical grade diagnostics of hereditary neurological disorders
  • Daniel Lindsay – Germline alteration in cancer exomes/ genomes

Fellows will contribute to the work of the Genomics Education Programme and will also become active members of the Faculty of Genomic Medicine.

Full details of all the fellows are available here.