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David obtained his PhD in the field of molecular diagnostics of haematological malignancies in Salamanca, Spain. In 2004, he obtained a position at The Royal Marsden Hospital and The Institute of Cancer Research in London as a Clinical Scientist to lead the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. David has been involved in several translational research projects, particularly in the study of predictive and prognostics molecular biomarkers in haematological and solid tumours. He was one of the principal investigators on the CRUK stratified medicine programme, working in close collaboration with the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to deliver personalised medicine for cancer patients using genomics. In 2016 he was appointed Professor of Genomic Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast and leads the Genomics and Bioinformatics teams in the Precision Medicine Centre. He also works as a Consultant Clinical Scientist and Lead Scientist for Molecular Diagnostics at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. His research is centred around developing and applying genomic stratification tools for precision medicine and to better classify and monitor disease.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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