Our People

Wales Gene Park brings together expertise in genetics and genomics research, cutting-edge technology and, education and engagement.

Our people are at the core of Wales Gene Park. Meet the team!

Management and Governance

  • Professor Julian Sampson, Director
  • Dr. Karen Reed, Operations Manager

Work Package 1 – Genomic Editing and Transgenics

Transgenic Pre-clinical Trials

  • Dr. Ming Shen, Transgenic Pre-clinical Trials Lead
  • Dr. Jian Yang, Research Associate

Genomic Editing Facility

  • Prof Ros John, Genome Editing Lead
  • Bridget Allen, Genome Editing Research Manager

Work Package 2 – Genomic Facility

Genomics Facility and Applied Bioinformatics Group

  • Genomic Facility Manager – to be appointed
  • Dr. Kevin Ashelford, Lead Bioinformatician
  • Dr. Anna Evans, Bioinformatician
  • Dr. Peter Giles, Bioinformatician
  • Dr. Marc Naven, Bioinformatician
  • Shelley Rundle, Research Manager
  • Dr. Vikki Humphreys, Research Technician
  • Cara Thomas, Research Technician
  • Julie Maynard, Research Manager

Work Package 3 – Education and Engagement

Education and Engagement

  • Angela Burgess, Education and Engagement Project Manager
  • Dr. Rhian Morgan, Senior Education and Engagement Officer
  • Lisa Jones, Education and Engagement Officer
  • Nina Lazarou, Education Assistant

Patients and Families

  • Emma Hughes, Policy and Engagement Manager – Wales, Genetic Alliance UK

Rare Disease Research

  • Research coordinator – to be appointed
  • Dinos Grigoratos
  • Dr. Anna Derrick
  • Dr. Seo-Kyung Chung (Swansea University)