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Professor Tim Hubbard

King's College

Professor Tim Hubbard is Professor of Bioinformatics in the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences at King's College London and former Head of the Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics. He is Associate Director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and most recently has been appointed as the Director of ELIXIR, the European life sciences data infrastructure.

Until 2013 he was Head of Informatics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute where he was one of the organisers of the sequencing of the human genome. In 1999 he co-founded the Ensembl project to analyse, organise and provide access to the human genome and from 2007 led the GENCODE project to annotate the structure of all human genes.

Professor Hubbard was closely involved in the founding of Genomics England and the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project. He was part time seconded to Genomics England from 2013 to 2024, first as Head of Genome Analysis and most recently in the role of Senior Scientific Advisor.

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