Sir John Bell is the Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford and has represented the University on the Board of Oxford Science Enterprises since its creation in 2015.
Sir John was the founder of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and has played a key role in the expansion of biomedical research at the University.
He now leads the development of the Medical Sciences Division’s research strategies and plays a major role in external relations.
He also sits on the board of Genomics England and chairs its Science Advisory Committee, and leads the UK’s Life Science Strategy as the Governments Life Sciences Champion.
Sir John was previously NED at Roche and Genentech, President of The Academy of Medical Sciences and Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Advisory Board.
Sir John Bell trained in Medicine at the University of Oxford and at Stanford and is a Rhodes Scholar.