Dr. Tony Cox OBE

Chief Executive Officer

Tony has more than 20 years’ experience leading and managing software development and operational process and pipeline development.

Tony’s career started as a molecular biologist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where he completed his Ph.D and worked for 9 years studying plant systematics and evolutionary biology. He joined the Sanger Institute as Scientific Webmaster and has since advanced via senior group leader to the Head of DNA Pipeline Development where he ran a 50+ multi-disciplinary team of laboratory R&D scientists, software developers, data analysts and process improvement specialists. Together they developed and improved key large-scale DNA data generating pipelines for the Sanger institute.

Tony joined UK Biocentre in January 2020 and focuses on delivering high capacity, high quality scientific sample processing services that keep the UK Biocentre at the forefront of research support.

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