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The Jack Birch Unit collaborates with scientists and clinicians from academia, industry and the NHS.


Professor Eileen Ingham
Professor of Medical Immunology
Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds
Dr Francois Radvanyi
Head of Research Group, Équipe Oncologie Moléculaire
Institut Curie, Paris, France
Professor Jane Thomas-Oates
Chair of Analytical Science
Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry, Department of Chemistry, University of York
Professor Dawn Coverley Department of Biology, University of York.
Professor Stephen Smith

Deputy Head of Department (Research, Impact and innovation),
Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York

Professor Mohamed Elati

Centre de Recherche en Imformatique, Université de Lille.

Dr Andrew Feber, Senior Lecturer in Computational Molecular Biology, 

 Department of Targeted
Intervention, Division of Surgery & Interventional Sci, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College

Dr Nik Georgopoulos, Reader

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Huddersfield.

Dr Iain Macaulay, Group Leader

Technical Development, Earlam Institute, Norwich.

Professor William Newman, Professor of Translational Genomic Medicine and Director

Greater Manchester Genomic Medicine Centre, University of Manchester.

Dr Serena Nik-Zainal

University of Cambridge.

Professor Laurence Patterson and Dr Klaus Pors

Institute for Cancer Therapeutics, University of

Professor David Phillips and Dr Volker Arlt

King’s College London.

Professor Adrian Woolf, Chair in Paediatric Science

Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative
Medicine, University of Manchester.


Name Organisation

Professor Paolo De Coppi

NIHR Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Nuffield Professor of Paediatric

Surgery, Head of Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Section, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Surgery Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital
Dr Peter Rubenwolf
Consultant Urologist

Department of Urology, Goethe University Frankfurt,

Mr Simon Fulford
Consultant Urologist
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Felix Wezel
Resident Urologist
Department of Urology, University Medical Centre, Mannheim, Germany

Dr Ased Ali

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant,

Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield

Dr Jens Stahlschmidt
Consultant Histopathologist  
St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
Mr Ram Subramaniam
Consultant Paediatric Urologist
St James’s University Hospital, Leeds   
Dr Siobhan Burns, Reader and Consultant in Immunology,

UCL Institute of Immunity and
Transplantation, Royal Free London NHS Trust (named collaborator).

Professor James Catto, Consultant Urologist,

Department of Oncology & Metabolism, The Medical
School, The University of Sheffield.

Mr R Maximillian Cervellione and Mr David Keene Consultant Paediatric Urologists,

Manchester Children's Hospital.

Mr Adrian Evans, Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician,

York Hospital

Mr Massimo Garriboli, Consultant Paediatric Urologist,

University College, London

Mr Imran Mushtaq Consultant Paediatric Urologist and Senior Lecturer

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and at the Institute of Child Health, London.

Dr Wolfgang Otto and Dr Maximilian Burger

Division of Urology, Regensburg University Medical Centre, Regensburg, Germany.

Dr Lynne Rogerson, Lead Consultant Urogynaecologist and Dr Fiona Marsh, Consultant Uro-

St James's University Hospital, Leeds.


 Name Organisation

Dr Mike Izon

Tissue Regenix, Leeds
Dr Rachel F. Ochs-Ross, Director Central Nervous System

Janssen R&D, Pharmaceutical Division of
Johnson&Johnson, Titusville

Dr Paul Rooney; NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Research & Development Manager

Mr Daisuke Wakamatsu   Director Discovery Research Alliance ONO Pharma UK Ltd, London.



Name Organisation 

Dr Ased Ali

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant

Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield 

Dr Graeme Wilkinson, Pharmacologist

St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
Dr Ludwik K Trejdosiewicz
Previous reader in Epithelial Immunology  
Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James's  
University Hospital, Leeds
Dr Jens Stahlschmidt
Consultant Paediatric-Perinatal Histopathologist
St James's University Hospital, Leeds