Dr Siddharth Banka MBBS MRCPCH PhD

Clinical Senior Lecturer

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Overview

I am a Clinician Scientist who combines genomics with functional and clinical studies in rare human genetic disorders. I hold a joint position at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (Manchester University NHS Trust) as a Consultant Clinical Geneticist. My current research programs have following themes - (1) performing systematic analysis of whole genome data to discover novel diseases; (2) understanding the mechanisms of paediatric disorders of chromatin remodelling and inborn errors of metabolism to develop new treatments; (3) understanding the contribution of copy number and non-coding variants in Mendelian disorders; and (4) establishing cohorts of paitents with rare disorders for natural history studies and clinical trials.

Biography

I graduated in Medicine (MBBS) from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College (University of Mumbai) in 2002, obtained Membership of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) in 2006 and joined Clinical Genetics training programme in Manchester in 2007. I was awarded a Research Training Fellowship by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre from 2008 to 2011 and was awarded PhD by the University of Manchester in 2012. I obtained my Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Clinical Genetics training in 2013. I have been in my current position since July 2013.

Social responsibility

  1. Development of new clinical and laboratory services for patients with rare disorders
  2. Public engagement programs
  1. I have regularly contributed to Pernicious Anaemia Society Conferences as a speaker and written articles for their newsletter.
  2. Spoke on the topic of Genetics of Angelman Syndrome at ASSERT patients' conference.
  3. I wrote an article on Inherited Disorders of cobalamin for CLIMB patients support organization.
  • Student placements - I offer Nuffield Research Placements in my research group. These placements give sixth form students hands-on experience of a professional research environment through a 4 - 6 week placement in their summer holidays. 

Qualifications

  • PhD, CCST (Clinical Genetics), MRCPCH, MBBS.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • British Society of Genomic Medicine
  • European Society of Human Genetics
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Clinical Genetics Society (UK) - Council member
  • British Inherited Metabolic Diseases Group
  • Skeletal Dysplasia Group
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • General Medical Council

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Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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