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James O'Sullivan, BSc


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Research and Development Scientist in Neuro Oncology, focused on basic genetics research and the development of new technology based diagnostic tests and implementing these new tests into the NHS environment. Expert in all types of NGS sequencing technology and associated laboratory techniques. Currently focused on gene fusions in oncology and methylation profiling of CNS tumours.


 July 17 - Present R & D Scientist Neuro Oncology

Jan 10 –  July 17 Translational Scientist 

NGS Team, Manchester Centre for Genetic Medicine

Lead scientist in  the next generation sequencing research group based in the MCGM

Feb 05 – Jan 10

Ophthalmic Genetics Scientist/Pre-Registration Clinical Scientist

National Genetics Reference Laboratory (Manchester) Department of Medical Genetics St. Mary’s Hospital Manchester

Jan 02 – Dec 04 Research Assistant

University of Manchester. Department of Medical Genetics. Under Professor Graeme Black and Dr Bronwyn Kerr studying the genetics of Costello and 3M syndromes

July 00 – Dec 02 Research Assistant

University of Manchester. Department of Medical Genetics. Under Professor Andrew Read. Studying the genetics Waardenburg and Menieres Syndromes

Nov 98 - June 00 Student (MPhil) University of Bradford Cellular interactions in the human hair follicle

Sep 96 - Aug 97 Industrial placement in the Molecular Genetics Dept. North Trent Regional Genetics Service Sheffield


BSc(Hons) Molecular & Cellular Biology University of Huddersfield

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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