Senior Director, Scientific Research. Illumina
Clare leads Illumina Laboratory Services in the UK, supporting whole genome sequencing for rare genetic disease and cancer patients within the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. In Illumina she has worked in Product Development, Array Manufacturing and is now focused on delivering the clinical service for NHS, helping unlock the power of the genome within healthcare.
Prior to joining Illumina in 2015, Clare 10 years’ plus experience in Drug Development Services supporting major pharmaceutical companies to bring novel biological therapeutics to market. In her earlier career Clare worked in academic research which was focused on discovery of new drug targets in tuberculosis and malaria.
Clare’s career choices have been driven by the practical application of science and technology and especially where this can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, whether that is in drug development, or driving the benefits of whole genome sequencing to patients. After her Biological Sciences degree, she studied for a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Leicester and MBA from the Open University.
Outside work Clare enjoys coastal path walking, exploring in the campervan and time at the allotment growing fruit and vegetables.
Wednesday 12 October
15:00 - 15:30 | Women in STEM Theatre