Formerly the Bioinformatics Manager for the NGRL, Andrew was appointed as Director of NGRL Manchester in 2008.
Who we are and what we do...
NGRL Manchester works in the field of bioinformatics and health informatics, at the interface of genetic and genomic healthcare and research, to support the translation of new technology and data into improved healthcare. This small group is embedded within Genetic Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and provides an environment where scientists and engineers, including bioinformaticians, health informaticians and computer scientists, can translate new technology and data into essential tools, services, support and training to underpin patient safety, laboratory efficiency and delivery of healthcare services. NGRL Manchester’s outputs are used by diagnostic genetics laboratories around the world.
Meet our staff...
Andrew Devereau - Director
Dr Mike Cornell - Health Informatics Scientist
Mike previously worked on the e-fungi database at the University of Manchester. He is responsible for the NGRL part of the Gen2Phen project, a holistic approach to integrating databases for clinical use.
Bharathi Kattamuri - Health Informatics Scientist
Dr Maja Milicic Brandt - Bio-Health Informatics Scientist
Maja previously worked as a research assistant at Dresden University of Technology where she obtained a PhD in knowledge representation. She has been responsible for the NGRL's share of the RDTF project, in particular mapping Orphanet terms to existing medical ontologies, and is now looking at phenotype ontologies and strategies for integrating phenotype capture into the Diagnostic Mutation Database.
Nadeem Baig - Bio and Health Informatics Developer
Nadeem has joined NGRL following the completion of an MSc in Applied Bioinformatics from Cranfield University. With a background in Computer Science, and experience in IT application support, Nadeem brings a range of skills and knowledge to his role at NGRL. Nadeem is responsible for the maintenance and development of NGRL’s online resources including SNPCheck3, the Universal Browser and the Diagnostic Mutation Database.
Stephanie Farrell - Project Assistant
Stephanie joined the NGRL in August 2011 from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and has a background in Biomolecular Sciences. In her role as Project Assistant she provides support for NGRL projects, in particular with the administration of the NGRL's online tools and resources including DMuDB and SNPCheck.
Kathryn Robertson - Project Manager
Kathryn has a background in molecular biology and joined the NGRL from a project management role in science-based marketing and communications. She provides support for NGRL projects and takes a lead on communications to the genetics community and other stakeholders.