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Raymond Dalgleish

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Raymond Dalgleish, PhD, SFHEA

Dr Dalgleish is chair of the Gene and Disease Specific Database Advisory Council of the Human Variome Project. He studied Cell Biology as an undergraduate at the University of Glasgow, UK, and then completed his PhD in 1980 at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK. That year he was awarded a Fogarty International Fellowship, allowing him to undertake his post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. In 1984 he was appointed to an academic post in the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, UK, where he is now a Senior Lecturer. He was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship and a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy of the UK in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to higher education. His continuing work on collagen genes, specifically with respect to sequence variants which result in inherited connective tissue disorders has resulted in the creation of databases of gene variants which give rise to osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and to some types of Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS). He was a partner in the recently completed €12M GEN2PHEN project which was funded by the European Community.

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