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, UK Stem Cell Foundation and a member of the MRC/UKSCF Scientific Advisory Board; as Director and co-founder of the Scottish Stem Cell Network (SSCN) and now a member of its Advisory Group and also (until 2007) as a Co-Director and founder member of the Scottish Instrumentation and Research Centre for Advanced Mass Spectrometry (SIRCAMS). Although the latter part of his academic and research career has been in the Medical Faculty of the University of Edinburgh and concerned with the properties of bone marrow stem cells and their relationship to the development of leukaemias, Professor Ansell is a scientist, graduating with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and gaining a PhD under the supervision of Dr Anne McLaren at the University of Edinburgh, Institute of Animal Genetics.
Edd is an active trustee bringing stem cell expertise to the project. Also brings considerable experience as a trustee of other charities.
Prof John Ansell
School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine (now Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences)
University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital