Prof Richard Walmsley BSc, PhD


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1975-1982 University of Kent: B.Sc. Hon Microbiology and Ph.D. Genetics.

MRC/CASE studentship co-supervised by Steve Oliver (Kent) and Don Williamson (MRC, Mill Hill, London). Replication and maintenance of the rDNA cistrons in yeast

1982-1984University of Chicago: Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Julias J Reingold Scholar and Webster Fellow). Working with Tom Petes on Telomeres in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

1984-2005 UMIST: Lecturer then Senior Lecturer. 2005- merged with the University of Manchester.

1999 Founded Gentronix Ltd. Yeast genotoxicity test, GreenScreen GC, launched in 2002

2004 Switched from yeast to human cell model and resulting GreenScreen HC genotoxicity test launched in 2007

2007 Chair in Genetics at University of Manchester


External positions

Founder CSO gentronix Ltd

1 Nov 19991 Nov 2020

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Genetic Toxicology

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