The University of Dundee
The University of Dundee is a research-intensive institution with a dynamic international outlook; currently coordinating 25 H2020 projects and is a beneficiary partner in a further 27. We are one of the world’s top 200 universities, according to Times Higher Education, and in the global ‘Top 20’ of young universities. The University of Dundee is the most research-intensive medium-sized research University in the UK and was rated first in the most recent UK REF for Biological Sciences and for Clinical Impact, featuring AD genetics. The School of Medicine is closely linked with the NHS Department of Dermatology, a centre of excellence in clinical dermatology and dermatogenetics. Sara Brown is one of the leading clinical academic dermatologists in the UK. She trained in Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Dublin (Ireland) before moving to Dundee (Scotland) in 2009; she was promoted to Professor of Molecular and Genetic Dermatology in 2015. Sara holds a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship, awarded as recognition of her track record in skin genetics and translational research, focussed on AD. Her expertise includes clinical care of severe eczema, genodermatology, molecular genetics and genetic epidemiology.
Role within BIOMAP
The University of Dundee provides the infrastructure for active collaboration in clinical translational work, including state-of-the-art clinical research facilities, leading health informatics and expertise in molecular and genetic analyses. Specifically for the benefit of BIOMAP, Prof Brown and her team will provide expertise in statistical genetic analysis and interpretation, gene-environment interaction analysis and data sharing including single molecule RNA sequencing of atopic skin and global mass spec proteomics data from skin organotypic models.