Sue Povey

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Sue Povey

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Povey in July 2001
Margaret Susan Povey

1942 (age 76–77)
DiedTemplate:11 January 2019
NationalityUnited Kingdom

Professor Susan Povey FMedSci (born 1942), also known as Sue, was a British geneticist.

Povey obtained a degree in Natural Sciences (Genetics) from the University of Cambridge in 1967 and subsequently worked as a paediatrician at University College London and in north Africa.[1]

From 1970 to 2000 she was at the Medical Research Council's Human Biochemical Genetics Unit at the Galton Laboratory.[1]

She was Haldane Professor of Human Genetics, at University College London from 2000 to 2007,[2] becoming Emeritus on retirement.[2]

She served as chair of the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee from 1996-2007, leading work to agree and assign a single name for every human gene.[1]

She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2000.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Daphne Christie; Tilli Tansey, eds. (2003), Genetic Testing, Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, ISBN 978-0-85484-094-6Wikidata Q29581671
  2. ^ a b c "Sue Povey MD Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics". Retrieved 19 June 2017.

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