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Richard G.H. Cotton

Scientific Director

Human Variome Project International Limited

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Human Variome Project International Limited

6705 Rockledge Drive Suite 750

Bethesda, Maryland,20892

United States

Company Description

The Human Variome Project provides a central coordinating function for national and international efforts to integrate the collection, curation, interpretation, and sharing of information on variation in the human genome into routine clinical practice and rese...more

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Employment History

Senior Partner

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Iraq Britain Business Council


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Basra Oil & Gas


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Assetreal Limited

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Order of Australia

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ValuStrat LLC

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Sheriffs' Committee

Board Member of Saudi-British Joint Trade Board, Member of Lord Mayor


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Board Member of Saudi-British Joint Trade Board, Member of Lord Mayor


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Saudi British Joint Trade Board

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British Business Group

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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JAJ Consultants

Senior Advisor


Oman British Business Council

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Education

University of Melbourne


BSc

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BSc

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University of London


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European Society of Human Genetics: News

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In memory of Professor Richard Cotton
With great sadness we have learned that on june 14, Professor Richard (Dick) Cotton died peacefully in Melbourne. He is survived by his wife Libby, and children James Michael and Caroline. He was one of the world´s pioneers in the field of human mutation detection and will be most remembered as the founder of the "Human Variome Project" in 2006, in which he brought together clinicians, basic scientists, and national governments all over the world to collect, curate, interpret and share all human genetic variations and their effects in individuals, and make them freely and openly available. Prof. Cotton began his professional career in the field of biochemical genetics and was trained in several of the most renowned human genetics laboratories in the USA and the UK. He reached world recognition with his keystone publications on immunoglobulins which led to the discovery of the monoclonal antibody technique, for which César Milstein was subsequently awarded the Nobel Price in Physiology in 1984. Monoclonal antibodies are now regularly used in many aspects of medical research and clinical practice. Dr. Cotton participated significantly in the identification of the genes for phenylketonuria (PKU) and its variants. His work was fundamental to enable early diagnosis led to many life-saving treatments of PKU and prevention of disease progression. He was a pioneer in the field of genetic mutation detection, developing methods for their chemical and enzymatic detection. Professor Cotton was one of the first to recognise the need to document the extent of all human genetic variation in order to investigate, treat and prevent human disease. In 1986, he, with Prof. David Danks, was instrumental in founding The Murdoch Institute (now the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, bringing genetic research to Australia. Their vision for an independent genetic research institute has since grown from a handful of researchers to become a world-class centre of genetics research and clinical genetics services. In 1992, Dr. Cotton founded the scientific journal Human Mutation, which is now among the top 20 journal in the category of Genetics and Heredity. In 1996, Professor Cotton established the Human Genome Organization Mutation Database Initiative which, in 2001, became the Human Genome Variation Society. In 2006, following the completion of the Human Genome Project, the Human Variome Project (HVP) emerged. Over the last decade, his insight into, and passion for the emerging need to document all genetic variation for all diseases across all countries was boundless, His visión is now being realized and fulfilled. The HVP Consortium is regularly called on to provide expert comment and advice on mutation documentation activities worldwide, including by the WHO. The HVP was recognised in 2011 as "Official Partner Status" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and Professor Cotton's overall contribution was recognised by a DSc from the University of Melbourne and admittance as a Member of the Order of Australia. Personally, I knew Prof. Cotton from the HVP conferences and I always noticed his enthusiasm and leadership of his project. He was a kind and charming man whom we all miss.


Former Board Members - Human Variome Project

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Richard Cotton
Richard Cotton Professor Cotton has had a long and distinguished career as both an innovative researcher and a driver of action towards preventing and treating genetic disorders and birth defects. As a researcher, he was instrumental in the development of techniques to produce monoclonal antibodies and, his diagnostic techniques and research into diseases such as Phenylketonuria have been fundamental to the early detection of affected individuals which has lead to often life-saving interventions and the prevention of further disease progression. He is a pioneer in the field of Mutation Detection, developing methods for the chemical and enzymatic detection of human genetic mutations. Professor Cotton was one of the first to recognise the need to document the extent of all human genetic variation in order to investigate, treat and prevent human disease. As the founder and first Scientific Director of the Human Variome Project, he has led the world in developing ways to collect, curate, interpret and share information on the genetic changes that underlie both inherited and complex disease. More about Richard Cotton


Richard Cotton - Human Variome Project

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Richard Cotton
Richard Cotton Richard Cotton Professor Cotton has had a long and distinguished career as both an innovative researcher and a driver of action towards preventing and treating genetic disorders and birth defects. As a researcher, he was instrumental in the development of techniques to produce monoclonal antibodies and, his diagnostic techniques and research into diseases such as Phenylketonuria have been fundamental to the early detection of affected individuals which has lead to often life-saving interventions and the prevention of further disease progression. He is a pioneer in the field of Mutation Detection, developing methods for the chemical and enzymatic detection of human genetic mutations. Professor Cotton was one of the first to recognise the need to document the extent of all human genetic variation in order to investigate, treat and prevent human disease. As the founder and Scientific Director of the Human Variome Project, he has led the world in developing ways to collect, curate, interpret and share information on the genetic changes that underlie both inherited and complex disease. By working with clinicians, diagnostic labs and national governments to make information on genetic variations and their effect on patients freely and openly available, the Human Variome Project is enabling universal access to knowledge that can be used to prevent, diagnose and treat all human disease. Early Career in Biochemistry Richard Cotton began his career in the field of biochemical genetics of bacteria and the synthesis of amino acids - the building blocks of proteins. After his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1967, he was a post-doctoral fellow at some of the best human genetics laboratories in the world: in Australia, at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU; and overseas at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in southern California, and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University. It was during his time in Cambridge that Richard conceived, planned and executed the fundamental experiment that proved when two immunoglobulin producing cells were fused, the immunoglobulin of both parental cells were produced in the hybrid. Richard contributed greatly to identification of the genes for phenylketonuria (PKU) and its variants by conceiving, planning and executing myeloma studies, conceiving affinity adsorbents for PAH (phenylalanine hydroxylase, the enzyme deficient in PKU) & DHPR (di-hydro-folate reductase, also involved in PKU), as well as contributing to tests that are now applied worldwide to all newborns being screened for this disease. He also conceived the widely used tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) load test to identify the serious genetic variants involved in PKU. This work has since been investigated as a potential treatment for heart disease. He is also the inventor of the chemical cleavage and enzyme cleavage mutation detection methods, at this time the most accurate methods to detect DNA mutations. Professor Cotton encouraged the development of "Mutation Detection" as a distinct field of endeavour in genetics, and has written extensively on the subject. In 1986, Richard Cotton, together with Dr David Danks, founded The Murdoch Institute (now the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, bringing genetic research to Australia. In 1991 Professor Cotton initiated the biennial Mutation Detection Conferences and Workshops. These events bring together the world's leading scientists in the fields of mutation detection to exchange ideas and explore further ways of developing these technologies, as well as introduce these technologies and techniques to young scientists around the world. The Human Variome Project-sharing data · reducing disease In 1992, Richard Cotton founded the scientific journal Human Mutation, which has since grown to be a top 20 journal in the category of Genetics and Heredity. As he tells it, he founded the journal because he thought it was absurd that researchers and doctors had no place to report and check the severity of the mutations they found in their patients. The establishment of Human Mutation lead Professor Richard Cotton and colleagues to begin efforts to unify the field and make the collection of genetic variation information systematic, standardized and complete across all genes. In 1996, to further stimulate activity in this area, Professor Cotton established the Human Genome Organization Mutation Database Initiative which, in 2001, became the Human Genome Variation Society. Professor Cotton's activities have also recently attracted $300million over ten years from China towards the worldwide activities of the Human Variome Project. The importance of the Human Variome Project was recognised in 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in the Project's admittance to Official Partner status and Professor Cotton's overall contribution is recognised by a DSc from the University of Melbourne and admittance as a Member of the Order of Australia. Professor Cotton's dream is to minimise the suffering caused by inherited diseases, suffering that can only be acutely described by affected patients and their family members.


Who · Human Variome Project Australian Node

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Richard Cotton - Convenor, Human Variome Project (VIC)


HGVS Board of Directors | Human Genome Variation Society

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Richard G.H. Cotton
Genomic Disorders Research Centre Level 2, 161 Barry Street


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