Paul Pearce-Kelly

0

Trustee Dr. Pearce-Kelly is Senior Curator of Invertebrates, Lower Vertebrates and Research at the Zoological Society of London. In addition to his curatorial focus, Paul coordinates the Zoological Department’s research and conservation planning and specialises in species conservation programmes and group-based demographic management and analysis. Fieldwork is focused on the UK, French Polynesia, Kenya and St Helena. Paul serves on a range of SSC taxon Specialist Groups in addition to the Reintroduction Specialist Group and the Strategic Committee of the … Read More

Dr Lisa Yon

0

Trustee Dr. Lisa Yon is a veterinary physiologist and Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine at the University of Nottingham-School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.  She has worked with and studied the health and welfare of wildlife for almost 20 years in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia.  She has experience with the development of novel technologies for surveillance and diagnosis of zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases in wildlife (such as rodents), and the use of a One Health approach … Read More

Professor John Armour

0

Trustee Professor of Human Genetics, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, and has research interests in human genetic diversity, with a particular focus on DNA copy number variation in the human genome. He was Head of the School of Biology at Nottingham 2008 and 2013, during which time he arranged support from the University of Nottingham in the early days of the Frozen Ark. He served as Honorary Secretary of the Genetics Society between 2003 and 2008, managing the … Read More

Professor John Ansell

0

Trustee Since his retirement in 2004, Professor John Ansell has been Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. Prior to that he held the Chair of Experimental Haematology, and was Head of Division of Oncology, Director of the University of Edinburgh-Leukaemia Research Fund, John Hughes Bennett Laboratories and Deputy Director, Edinburgh University Cancer Research Centre. His recent involvements have been in the promotion of regenerative medicine variously as Director of Project Development, … Read More

Professor David Whittingham

0

Trustee Professor Whittingham is an Emeritus Professor at St. George’s, University of London. He pioneered in vitro culturing of mammalian preimplantation embryos, and the first successful freezing of mammalian ova. He was also the first to recognise the importance of intracellular calcium release in oocyte activation. Prof. Whittingham was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Further accolades include being a named Scholar of Johns Hopkins University, and a recipient of the Marshall Medal for Society for the Study … Read More

Professor Ed Louis

0

Trustee Ed obtained a BSc in Biology and Mathematics from Clarkson University in upstate New York. This set him up well for his PhD in the ‘Population Genetics of Complex Human Traits’ from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986.  A postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University started his work with yeast as a model organism. In 1991, as part of the reverse brain drain, Ed moved to the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford as a Wellcome Trust Senior … Read More

Professor Mike Bruford

0

Interim Director and Trustee Mike Bruford is Professor of Biodiversity at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University. After gaining his PhD in DNA profiling in animals from the University of Leicester in 1990, Mike worked for the Zoological Society of London as a conservation biologist for nine years, before moving in Cardiff in 1999. Mike’s research focuses on the population biology of endangered species, with a special focus on those found in fragmented habitat. He uses DNA profiling to gain … Read More

Professor Brendon Noble FRSB, FRSA.

0

Trustee Professor Brendon Noble is a medicines development specialist and biotechnologist with an interest in musculoskeletal health, biomaterials and cell therapy production. He has been working in the field of stem cell biology since 1989. He developed his work in the Medical School at Cambridge University where he jointly held a Medical Research Council (MRC) Programme grant in the MRC Bone Group and was then Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh where he directed the Bone and … Read More

Dr Ann Clarke

0

Trustee and Founder An immunologist, former research scientist in Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cambridge studying the immunological interactions between mother and embryo in the mouse. In her work, she tried to understand why the baby, whose inherits half its antigens from the father which are foreign to her, is not rejected like any other foreign graft. She was also an Inspector for the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority for 6 years and was a member of 6 scientific expeditions to the … Read More