Rob Elles


P6 Rob Elles PhD is a  Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and Past Chairman of the British Society for Human Genetics; representing healthcare professionals in the UK National Health Service and scientists in diagnostics and research.


He is currently the Clinical Director of Genetic Medicine in Manchester, UK. Genetic Medicine is an integrated Clinical, Laboratory Service and Research Department. It employs 250 Medical, Counselling, Scientific and support staff offering Genetic Services to a Regional population of nearly 5 million and many national specialty services.

He has been involved in training and professional standards and many areas of development of diagnostic genetics in the UK. He was secretary of the Clinical Molecular Genetics Society and in 1998 co-ordinated a European Commission research project which developed into the self supporting European Molecular Genetics Quality Network which offers 28 External Quality Assessment (EQA) schemes to nearly 800 laboratories in 42 countries. He is a partner in the EuroGentest work-group centred around EQA for molecular genetics.

He was co-chair of the expert steering group on Quality Assurance in Molecular Genetic Testing of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that adopted guidelines for genetic testing in 2007.

  Email robert.ellescmft.nhsuk
  Address Genetic Medicine
St. Mary's Hospital
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Road
M13 9WL Manchester
United Kingdom
  Telephone +44 161 276 6507
  Fax +44 161 276 6606
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