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Dr. Alan J. Schafer

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Chief Executive Officer

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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

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  • PhD , research
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Alan Schafer, PhD
Alan Schafer PhD
The CEO and CSO of PGT, joining the company in 2012. Alan is also an Adjunct Professor (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) at the Imperial College London Business School, and has held senior management and research positions at the Wellcome Trust, GlaxoSmithKline, Incyte, Hexagen Technologies (co-founder), the University of Cambridge and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, Washington). Alan has broad and deep expertise in human molecular genetics and genetic technologies, and managing teams to meet commercial objectives.
Alan Schafer, PhD, CEO and CSO of Population Genetics Technologies
JOCB | Academic Publishing Platforms, 24 Oct 2015 [cached]
Dr. Alan J. Schafer, PhD Head of Science Funding The Wellcome Trust 215 Euston Road London NW1 2BE, UK
Executive Board | Wellcome Trust, 9 Dec 2010 [cached]
Alan Schafer (Director - Science Funding) Alan Schafer joined the Trust in June 2007. He has responsibility for divisional operations and for managing, developing and enhancing the Trust's portfolio of research grants in molecular and physiological sciences. Previously he was a Vice-President in Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline, preceded by work as an independent Biotechnology Consultant and in multiple biotechnology companies. Alan is Adjunct Professor at the Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London.
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".
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