Professor Patrick Chinnery is Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science. His laboratory research group studies the mechanisms responsible for human mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondria are the ‘power house’ within the cell. Mitochondrial dysfunction causes progressive multi-system diseases that usually affect the nervous system and have no treatment. The over-arching aim of his research group is to develop new treatments for mitochondrial diseases using a combination of genomic, cell biology, and informatic techniques on human tissue samples, and using cell and animal disease models.
The role holder will be closely integrated within a multi-disciplinary research group, enabling the rapid iteration between the informatics team and both biological wet-laboratory scientists and clinicians. In addition to their own research, there will be opportunities for training and career development.