Festival of Genomics Boston - October 2017, Boston Convention Center


James Peach

James Peach

Precision Medicine Lead, Medicines Discovery Catapult
James is the Precision Medicine lead at the Medicines Discovery Catapult, the Innovate UK funded company supporting the UK drug discovery industry through its lab, informatics and research management services. The MDC merged in 2017 with the Precision Medicine Catapult, where James was COO.
He was previously Managing Director of the Main Programme at Genomics England, where he set up the sample acquisition and sequencing aspects of the 100k Genome Project as well as managing the Illumina partnership. He was one of the founding partners of Syncona, focusing on cancer, genomic and data investment opportunities.
James set up and ran the CRUK Stratified Medicine Programme, and was a member of the Department of Health’s Human Genomics Strategy Group, the Technology Strategy Board’s Stratified Medicine Innovation Platform, and Pfizer’s European Oncology Advisory Board. He started his career in strategy consulting with Credo and then McKinsey.

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