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professor Nick Lench

Executive Director, MRC/UKRI Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator (NATA) 


Prior to founding Congenica, Nick was previously Director of Genetics Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, with responsibility for the strategic and operational management of a genetics service that provides DNA diagnostic testing and services to a population of approximately 4.5M people.


Nick is an honorary Reader at the UCL Institute of Child Health and has over 25 years’ of academic, healthcare and commercial experience in medical genetics and genomics. He was awarded a personal chair in Medical Genetics at Cardiff University in 2005 and was a founding CEO of London Genetics Ltd and Programme Director at Oxagen Ltd.

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