Southampton Solent University
Professor Nick Cross is Professor of Human Genetics within Medicine at the University of Southampton. Nick Cross read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and stayed on to do a PhD in the Department of Genetics. He moved to the Hammersmith Hospital in 1987, where he developed an interest in leukaemia. Working initially on the development of quantitative molecular assays to determine the response of patients to therapy, he developed a research programme aimed at understanding the molecular genetics of myeloid neoplasms. This work has resulted more than 250 peer reviewed publications and is continuing in Salisbury, where he relocated in 2001 to take up Directorship of the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory and a Chair of Human Genetics at the University of Southampton. In 2002 he led a successful bid to establish one of two National Genetics Reference Laboratories (NGRL), with a focus on the development, validation and standardisation of genetic tests.