Prof Robert Taylor
Professor of Mitochondrial Pathology at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University
Professor Taylor leads a team focussing on mitochondrial gene discovery, molecular diagnostics and the characterisation of mitochondrial genetic disease mechanisms. His research centres on genotype-phenotype correlations in mitochondrial disease pathology, identifying and functionally-characterising more than 30 novel mitochondrial disease genes. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
His academic research is underpinned by roles within the NHS. Rob is the Head of the UKAS-accredited NHS mitochondrial laboratory in Newcastle which continues to provide Specialised Mitochondrial genetics services for the North and East of England following national genomics reconfiguration. Regionally and nationally, he brings scientific leadership to genomics through his role as Scientific Director of the Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub, co-Chair of the Rare Disease Genomic Test Evaluation working group and as Chair of the Association of Clinical Genomic Science.