Prof Siddharth Banka MBBS MRCPCH PhD

Professor of Genomic Medicine and Rare Diseases

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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Manchester)
  • CCST in Clinical Genetics (UK)
  • MRCPCH (UK)
  • MBBS (University of Mumbai)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Clinical Genetics Society (UK) - Academic Vice President
  • British Society of Genomic Medicine
  • European Society of Human Genetics
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • 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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