Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine
Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine

Sandi Deans (Affiliate)

Provide external quality assessment and educational material for end to end genomic testing for laboratories and clinical genetics centres globally to promote good practice, standardisation and patient safety through Genomics Quality Assessment (GenQA)

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Professor Sandi Deans

Research in a Nutshell

Develop and implement external quality assessment for all elements of genomic testing; clinical genetic referrals, sample handling and nucleic acid extractions, molecular and cytogenomic testing, data interpretation including the classification of pathogenicity of variants, accuracy of result reporting and interpretation within the clinical context of the referral.

Contact

Sandi.Deans@ed.ac.uk

info@genqa.org

Collaborations

  • AstraZeneca
  • Eli Lilly
  • EMQN CIC
  • Genomics England Ltd
  • International Quality Network for Pathology
  • LGC/SeraCare
  • Merck (MSD)
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Public Health England
  • SensID
  • UK National External Quality Assessment Schemes

People

Prof Sandi Deans

Group Leader

Dr Ros Hastings

Consultant Clinical Scientist (Cytogenomics)

Dr Katrina Rack

Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Cytogenomics/Haematology)

Melody Tabiner

Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Cytogenomics)

Mark Sales

Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Cytogenomics)

Fiona Morgan

Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Cytogenomics/Haematology)

Dr Jenni Fairley

Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Molecular Pathology)

Farrah Khawaja

Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Molecular Genetics)
Becky Treacy Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Molecular Genetics)

Dr Dave Cregeen

Deputy Director, Principal Clinical Scientist (Molecular Genetics)

Fiona Moon

Senior Genetic Technologist

Abbie Trosh

Genetic Technologist

Cheryl Guiver

Laboratory Scientist

Bettina Quellhorst-Pawley

Quality Manager

Wendy Hannant

Operational Manager

Kerry Liney

Healthcare Associate Scientist

Effy Kougia

Healthcare Associate Scientist

Emily Walshe

Healthcare Associate Scientist

Kaleb Beard

Healthcare Associate Scientist
Anna Nosorowska Administrator

Scientific Themes

Genomics, quality assurance, molecular genetics, cytogenomics, haematology, solid tumour molecular pathology, variant classification (SNVs, CNVs, SVs), non-invasive prenatal testing, cell-free tumour testing, preimplantation genetic testing, molecular newborn screening and ISCN nomenclature.

Technology Expertise

Molecular genetics, cytogenomics, haematology, solid tumour molecular pathology, DNA quality and quantification, solid tumour tissue assessment, NGS, non-invasive prenatal testing, cell free tumour testing, preimplantation genetic testing and molecular newborn screening.