People

Chief Investigators:

 

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Professor (Emeritus) and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Intensive Care Unit, Barts and the London Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, London

 

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Prof. Julian C Knight

Professor of Genomic Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician

Principal Investigator and Interim Deputy Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford

 

Co-investigators:

Prof. Anthony Gordon (Imperial College, London)
Prof. Mark Caulfield (Director, Genome Centre, Barts and The London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London)
Prof Adrian Hill (Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford)
Dr Paul A Holloway (Division of Investigative Science, Imperial College, London)
Dr Charles Mein (Genome Centre, Barts and The London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Dr Michael O’Dwyer, (Barts and The London Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Prof. Julian Bion (Intensive Care Unit, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham)

Research nurse and study coordinator:

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Paula Hutton

Senior research nurse and GAinS study coordinator.

Paula is based at the Adult Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

 

 

Researchers:

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Dr Emma Davenport

Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

Emma focuses on integrating functional genomics and clinical data to understand the genetic contribution to patient heterogeneity.

 

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Dr Katie Burnham

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Davenport group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

Katie recently completed her PhD looking at inter-individual variation in the host sepsis response using a functional genomics approach.

 

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Dr Cyndi Goh

MRC/BJA Clinical Research Training Fellow in Julian Knight’s group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford

Cyndi is a clinician in Intensive Care Medicine and is currently in the final year of her PhD using next-generation sequencing techniques to more accurately classify sepsis aetiology.

 

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Dr Alexander J. Mentzer

Academic Clinical Lecturer based at the Big Data Institute in the University of Oxford

Alex is a clinician specialising in Infectious Disease Medicine and uses modern scientific technologies to identify patients with severe infections early, aiming to improve outcomes in these devastating diseases.

 

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Yuxin Mi

Second year PhD student studying functional genomics of sepsis in Julian Knight’s group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford.

Yuxin is working on characterisation of the sepsis proteome for identifying novel disease endotypes and potential biomarkers.

 

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First year PhD student in genomics in Julian Knight’s group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford.

Andrew completed his clinical training in 2017 and is now looking to study the genomics and immunology of sepsis to better understand the pathophysiology of the condition