Genetics at Swansea has a long and distinguished history. In 60s and early 70s, founding professor John Beardmore and David Skibinski arrived after working with John Thoday FRS who succeeded Fisher at Cambridge. Pioneering research contributions were made in genetic toxicology and DNA repair mechanisms, in population and evolutionary genetics, and in the genetics of microbes and cell organelles. Biomarkers and Genes has since evolved as one of the four major research themes in the Medical School, following merger with the departments of genetics and biochemistry in 2004. Current research employs a wide range of approaches from laboratory, mass spectrometry, and epidemiological studies to applied problems in the identification and use of biomarkers. Our main areas of application are neurological disorders (epilepsy, startle disease), diabetes, allergies and cancer (with a strong focus on nanotoxicology).

Staff working in this theme include

Name Title
Bain, Stephen Professor, Medicine (Diabetes)
Chung, Seo-Kyung Senior Lecturer, Molecular Neuroscience
Conlan, Steve Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology
Davies, Jeffrey Senior Lecturer, Molecular Neuroscience
Doak, Shareen Reader , Nano(geno)toxicology
Gonzalez, Deyarina Senior Lecturer, Reproductive Biology
Gravenor, Michael Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Griffiths, William Professor, Mass Spectrometry
Haboubi, Hassan Clinical Lecturer, Gastroenterology
Howell, Owain Associate Professor, Neuroinflammation
Jenkins, Gareth Professor, Molecular Carcinogenesis
Johnson, George Associate Professor, Genetic Toxicology
Lewis, Paul Associate Professor, Cancer Bioinformatics
Lewis, Keir Reader, Respiratory Medicine
Luzio, Stephen Reader, Diabetes
Morgan, Claire Senior Lecturer, Cancer Biomarkers
Owens, David Professor, Diabetes
Pallister, Ian Professor, Trauma & Orthopaedics
Pickrell, William Clinical Lecturer , Neurology
Prior, Sarah Lecturer, Diabetes
Rees, Mark Professor, Molecular Neuroscience
Skibinski, David Professor, Evolutionary Biology
Stephens, Jeffrey Professor, Diabetes
Theofilopoulos, Spyridon Ser Cymru II Rising Star Fellow
Wang, Yuqin Associate Professor, Mass Spectrometry