Date(s) - 02/09/2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join the seminar

The Research@Lunchtime seminar series showcases ground-breaking research taking place across the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC and King’s College London Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

Chaired by our BRC Director Prof Matt Brown and delivered by subject experts in an accessible format, the seminars cover a variety of health research topics. The seminars are free and appropriate for clinicians, clinical academics and students, and anyone else with an interest in health research.

These seminars are recorded – you can access the recording after the event using the Teams link above.

If you have ideas for interesting presentations you would like to appear on the webinar series please contact

Dr Ali Awan is the Lead Scientist for the Genomics Innovation Unit (GIU) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS foundation Trust. The GIU develops new genomic diagnostic tests for cancer and rare disease. Initial work from the GIU has focussed on applying long read sequencing towards genomic stratification in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and characterisation of triplet repeat expansions in Huntington’s Disease.

Ali obtained his BSc. in Biological Sciences and MSc. in Computational Biology at Stanford University, and his PhD in Molecular Biology at Cornell University. His postdoctoral work in synthetic biology took him to Imperial College London, and this was followed by a short stint in the video games industry as a data scientist, before coming back to working on biology in the NHS.