John Burn (geneticist)
|Professor Sir John Burn|
|Born||6 February 1952|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Linda Majorie Burn|
|Awards||Knight Bachelor (2010)
Doctor of Medicine (1990)
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Burn was born and raised in North East England. He was educated at Barnard Castle Grammar School, now Teesdale School and Newcastle University Medical School from 1976 to 1980 from which he was awarded a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree in 1973, a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1976 and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1990.
Professor Sir John Burn obtained an MD with distinction, a first class honours degree in human genetics from Newcastle University, where he has been Professor of Clinical Genetics since 1991 and a consultant specialist since 1984. He led the regional NHS Genetics Service for 20 years and helped to create the Centre for Life which houses an education and science centre alongside the Institute of Genetic Medicine and Northgene Ltd, the identity testing company he launched in 1995. He chairs DNA device company QuantuMDx. He is also a non-Executive Director of NHS England. He has been newly appointed as Executive Chairman of Global Variome Ltd, a not-for-profit company supporting services to the international coordination work of the Human Variome Project.
In 2010, Burn was awarded a Knights Bachelor by Her Majesty for his outstanding services to medicine. He was chosen as one of the first 20 ‘local heroes’ to have a brass plaque on Newcastle Quayside in 2014. He received the Living North award in 2015 for services to the North East 2000 – 2015.
- "BURN, Sir John". Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press.(subscription required)
- John Burn in Debretts
- Burn, J. (2013). "Should we sequence everyone's genome? Yes". BMJ. 346: f3133. PMID 23694691. doi:10.1136/bmj.f3133.
- List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
- John Burn's publications in Google Scholar
- BBC News - Knighthood for leading geneticist Professor Burn
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