Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Director of Bioinformatics King's Health Partners, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College LondonBiography
Tim J. P. Hubbard is Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at King's College London and Director of Bioinformatics for King's Health Partners/King's College London. He is also Head of Genome Analysis at Genomics England, the company set up by the UK Department of Health to execute the 100,000 genomes project, which aims to mainstream the use of whole genome sequence analysis for treatment in the UK National Health Service (NHS). Tim graduated with a BA in Biochemistry from University of Cambridge in 1985 and a PhD in Protein Design from the Department of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, London, in 1988. In 1997 he joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute where he was one of the organizers of the sequencing of the human genome. In 1999 he co-founded the Ensembl project to analysis, organise and provide access to the human genome and from 2007 led the GENCODE project to annotate the structure of all human genes. Tim's research interests are in bioinformatics, computational biology and genome informatics. He is also actively involved in efforts to improve data sharing in science and develop open access publishing resources. He is a member of the cross funding agency Expert Advisory Board on Data Access (EAGDA) and is chair of the Advisory Board of Europe PubMedCentral.