Prof. Andrew Wilkie
Professor Wilkie is a medical doctor and scientist specialising in clinical genetics and has devoted most of his career to research aiming to identify new genetic causes of craniosynostosis. He and some of his research group members were the ones who discovered the cause of Apert syndrome in 1994/5. As Andrew says, “this just shows how long I’ve been around!”.
During his career he has also worked as the Honorary Consultant at the Craniofacial Unit in Oxford, witnessing the revolution in our ability to make genetic diagnoses during this time. He is also Patron of Headlines.
Fun fact: Andrew is a keen Munro-bagger (Munros are Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet) and recently bagged his 200th peak.