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Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer, Healx

As a senior investigator at the MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Cambridge, Ian led the development of molecular cytogenetic and genomics approaches for the discovery of disease genes in small round blue cell tumours and cervical carcinoma. During this time Ian developed algorithms for copy number imbalance analysis and integration with expression data using array-based techniques.

Following a move to industry, as Head of Informatics at Population Genetics Technologies Ltd, Ian led the development of next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) variant discovery pipelines. Ian continued to develop NGS-based variant discovery workflows as Senior Bioinformatician at 14M Genomics before joining Healx in 2016.