I explain why I left Harvard in a talk: Inaugural Lecture
Breaking the Human Genome Code – Opening Pandora’s Box?
At the end of the talk (min 47:00) there is a reveal as to why I recently left Harvard to move to Sheffield.
In a nutshell this is a place where the community is poised, capable and ready to deliver on key aspects of precision medicine. I think that here, it’s ready to bring all the moving parts together to leverage the #100KgP UK 100K genomes project, the NHS, the superb research and clinical data environment, and the highly motivated and focus funded research and research management community. Here we have machine learning, computational modelling, computational biology, clinical records, patients, physicians, basic scientists, all focused on key aspects of the diseases we action.
This is a place I respect, and where I am respected. I am able to impact health directly here as a focused force. Harvard has aspects of what I describe in droves. Its just that here I can work directly with a highly specialised team of collaborators with direct engagement across social sciences, healthcare, data science, government strategy and institutional development.
I’m looking for folks to join the new centre for genome translation we are building here. Doc? Programmer? Research Scientist? Think about a future with us.