Elected: 2014
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Andrew Jackson
Programme Leader, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh
Professor Andrew Jackson is a Professor of Human Genetics at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh, and is also a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at the Western General. His research interests involve the identification of genes for inherited neurological disorders and in defining the functional role of the proteins they encode, using biochemical, cellular and model organism approaches. The Jackson lab has discovered human disease genes acting in growth and inflammation, all involved in fundamental cellular processes such as DNA replication, cell division and genome stability.