Professor Donnai

Professor Dian Donnai

Executive Director

tel: +44 (0)161 276 5956


Dian Donnai is the Executive Director of Nowgen. She is Professor of Medical Genetics in The University of Manchester, Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the Regional Genetic Service and Clinical Head of Division at St Mary’s Hospital.

Dian was Consultant Adviser in Genetics to the Chief Medical Officer for England and has served as President of Clinical Genetics Society and on the Government Genetics and Insurance Committee. Her research interests are in genetic service development and delivery and in the study of birth defect syndromes. She has delivered many prestigious international lectures and is a member of the Board of the European Society for Human Genetics She was awarded a CBE for services to medicine in the 2005 New Year Honours list.

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