Professor John Todd

Professor of Precision Medicine at University of Oxford

Professor of Precision Medicine, University of Oxford

John Todd is Professor of Precision Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Director of the JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory. He was previously Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Cambridge Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. John's research focuses on Type 1 diabetes with a focus on genetics and disease mechanisms.

John has also been Professor of Human Genetics at Oxford University and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. He received his B.Sc. from Edinburgh University, and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in the Biochemistry department with Professor David Ellar. Post-doctoral training, with Professors David Ellar and Hugh McDevitt and Dr Greg Winter, was undertaken at Cambridge and Stanford. He has over 300 publications with over 14,000 citations, has received several awards and honours for his research, including honorary membership of the Royal College of Physicians, and is a founding member of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

  • 1 February 2012, 5:30pm

    CSaP Distinguished Lecture: The intelligence stairway

    The first CSaP Distinguished Lecture in 2012 will be given by Jaan Tallinn, a co-founder of Skype, who will present a model for thinking about evolution, innovation, artificial intelligence and the future of humanity.

  • 16 June 2011

    Policy workshop on whole genome sequencing

    The PHG Foundation and the Centre for Science and Policy is hosting a workshop at the Wellcome Trust as part of a project investigating the opportunities and challenges of new DNA sequencing technologies and whole genome sequencing for medicine and health care.