About the Editors


Alisdair McNeill, DCH, FRCP, PhD, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Dr Alisdair McNeill is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurogenetics at the University of Sheffield and Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated MBChB (Hons.) from the University Of Edinburgh Medical School in 2004. He undertook postgraduate medical training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh, and Clinical Genetics training in Birmingham with an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship at UCL. He obtained a certificate of completion of training in Clinical Genetics in 2015.He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2017. He is both an active Clinical Geneticist and university researcher. Research interests focus upon identifying novel disease genes and improving clinical utilisation of genetic testing. An ongoing theme is identifying ways to help rare disease families engage with published research about their conditions, to help them benefit from the findings.      

Section Editors

Genetic Services
Sam Riedijk, PhD, Clinical Genetics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands

Clinical Genetics
Marta Bertoli, MD, The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Elizabeth J. Bhoj, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States of America
Philippe Campeau, MD, University of Montreal, Canada
Angus Clarke, DM, FRCP, FRCPCH, MA, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Girisha Katta, DM, MD, PhD, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Stanislas Lyonnet, MD, PhD, Imagine Institute University of Paris Cité, France
Noriko Miyake, MD, PhD, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
Shahida Moosa, DCH, FCMG, MBBCh, MMed, PhD, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
Shubha Phadke, DM, MD, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Ileana Delia Sabau, MD, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Ben Pode-Shakked, MD, Sheba Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Alessandra Renieri, University of Siena, Italy
Roddy Walsh, PhD, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands

Psychosocial Aspects
Felicity K. Boardman, PhD, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Ramona Moldovan, PhD, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Orsetta Zuffardi, University of Pavia, Italy

Molecular Genetics
Karen B Avraham, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Simon Fisher, DPhil, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour, Radboud University, Netherlands
Yalda Jamshidi, St George's University of London, United Kingdom
Mridul Johari, PhD, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Australia
Peter Robinson, MD, The Jackson Laboratory, United States of America, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany
Lisenka Vissers, MBBS, PhD, Radboud UMC, Netherlands
Martina Witsch-Baumgartner, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

Cancer Genetics
Malak Abedalthagafi, MD, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, United States of America
Patrick Benusiglio, MD, PhD, Sorbonne University, Sorbonne University, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital APHP, France
Maurizio Genuardi, Catholic University, Italy
Andrew Lindsay, PhD, University College Cork, Ireland
Laura Valle, PhD, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute IDIBELL, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain

Population Genetics
Manfred Kayser, PhD, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands
Markus Perola, MD, PhD, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Finland
Alberto Piazza, MD, PhD, University of Turin, Italy

Statistical Genetics
Zoltan Kutalik, PhD, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
Bertram Müller–Myhsok, MD, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
Inga Prokopenko, PhD, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Henk Jan Guchelaar, PharmD, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Paolo Fortina, MD, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University, United States of America

General Members
Giovanni Romeo, MD, University of Bologna, Italy

Social Media Editor
Alisdair McNeill, DCH, FRCP, PhD, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom