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Martin Yuille MA (Oxon), PhD (Edin), FRCPath(l) is Honorary Reader in the Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research (Epidemiology and Public Health Group).


Martin Yuille gained BA (Honours) Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Molecular Biology in the University of Edinburgh. He trained in molecular genetics at Stanford University, State University of New York and University of Cambridge. He led a research team at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. Previously he was Head of Research and Development in the biological services division of the MRC's UK Human Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre at The Genome Campus, Hinxton.

Research interests

His primary current research interest is in biobanking. This is an emerging discipline within biological sciences that takes a rigorous approach to the handling of biological resources. With the completion of the Human Genome Project, very large, high quality, accessible, sustainable resources have become essential to biomedical research translating the human genome sequence into health benefits. This then has implications for sample handling methodologies, for bioinformatics, for operational management and their setting in an appropriate collaborative, governance, ethical and societal framework. Intergovernmental bodies have advised on the need to develop global and European biological resource networks. He is actively involved in this work as Associate Coordinator for the EC-funded European Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Infrastructure (BBMRI) Preparatory Phase and as PI for a Core Activity of Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) work on Quantity and Quality Control (Q2C). He is also PI for the UK DNA Banking Network which is funded by the MRC. Through these activities he has many hundreds of collaborators in the UK, elsewhere in the EU and internationally.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of GeneLibrary Ireland, of the Steering Committee of the Confederation of Cancer Biobanks and of the Marketing Committee of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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