Date：27 July (Thursday)
Deputy Director, Genomics Unit, NHS England
Professor Sandi Deans is the Scientific and Laboratory Deputy Director of the Genomics Unit, NHS England embedding the National Genomic Medicine Service for rare disease and cancer including whole genome sequencing within the NHS. She was the Senior Scientific Advisor within the Genomics Implementation Unit at NHS England for the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project.
She is a Consultant Clinical Scientist and the Director of Genomics Quality Assessment (GenQA) part of the UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS). The EQA Scheme delivers assessment of the standard of the full clinical genomics testing pathway through 120 different schemes. This includes clinical genetics, molecular genetics, molecular pathology, cytogenomic testing, newborn screening, prenatal diagnosis, preimplantation genetic testing and variant interpretation.
Sandi also holds a chair as Professor of Clinical Genomics at the University of Edinburgh.