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Dr Michael Dunn

Wellcome Trust

Michael is head of genetics and molecular science at the Wellcome Trust. Having obtained a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, he went on to work on the genetics of type 1 diabetes at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford and the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.

Michael joined the Wellcome Trust in 2000. His previous role was to manage and develop its scientific portfolio and community of investigators to enable the Trust to achieve its mission. Michael also led development of the Trust’s Strategic Challenge of ‘Maximising the Health Benefits of Genetics and Genomics’.

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