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Dr. Alan J. Schafer

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (978) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Local Address: United Kingdom
Population Genetics Technologies Ltd
240 County Road
Ipswich , Massachusetts 01938
United States

Company Description: Population Genetics was founded on 2nd April 2005 by Nobel Laureate, Sydney Brenner and Sam Eletr (co-founder of Applied Biosystems). The same year the company...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD , research
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Team » Population Genetics, 12 Oct 2014 [cached]
Alan Schafer, PhD - Chief Executive Officer
Board of Directors Alan Schafer, PhD - Chief Executive Officer
Alan Schafer to head Population Genetics - Population Genetics, 30 April 2012 [cached]
Alan Schafer to head Population Genetics
Alan Schafer to head Population Genetics. Cambridge, UK - April 30, 2012 - Population Genetics Technologies Ltd., creator of innovative methods for genetic analyses and biomarker discovery, has appointed Alan Schafer, PhD to the post of Chief Executive Officer.
Schafer brings deep experience in research, "big pharma" management and building new businesses. He is Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Imperial College London Business School and was previously the Wellcome Trust's Director of Science Funding. Before that he served as Global Vice-President of Technology Development at GlaxoSmithKline and co-founded Hexagen, a functional genomics company and subsequently acquired by Incyte. He will continue to serve on a number of research and venture capital advisory boards.
"We have validated our technology platforms and built important collaborations with world class clinical research groups and now look forward to the next phase in our development with Alan at the helm," said Sam Eletr, a co-founder and Chairman of Population Genetics.
Commenting on his appointment as CEO Schafer added: "I am devoted to excellence in research and its application to improve health and human welfare and am pleased to be joining Population Genetics where the company's talented staff, solid investor group, established capabilities and intellectual property portfolio will allow us to accelerate the application of genetics to improve human health by providing actionable information, not just sequencing data".
JOCB | Academic Publishing Platforms, 3 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Alan J. Schafer, PhD Head of Science Funding The Wellcome Trust 215 Euston Road London NW1 2BE, UK
SGC, 10 Sept 2011 [cached]
Dr. Alan Schafer Head of Science Funding, Wellcome Trust
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