Sian Ellard

Professor of Genomic Medicine

University of Exeter Medical School England, UK



Sian is Professor of Genomic Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School and also a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust where she heads the Molecular Genetics Department. She came to Exeter in 1995 to set up a Molecular Genetics Laboratory providing a core facility for integrated research and diagnostic genetic testing. The laboratory receives samples from >75 countries throughout the world and is acclaimed for both its research into monogenic disorders and the translation of its research discoveries into diagnostic service. Research interests include monogenic diabetes (with Professor Andrew Hattersley), congenital hyperinsulinism and applying next generation sequencing technology for disease gene discovery and improved diagnostic tests.