Dr. Emanuela Volpi
Dr Emanuela Volpi is a Reader in Biomedical Sciences and Faculty of Science and Technology Coordinator for the Graduate School Doctoral Researcher Development Programme at the University of Westminster. Emanuela graduated in Biological Sciences with summa cum laude and earned a Doctorate in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. After extensive work as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Cancer Research UK in London, she was appointed Head of Molecular Cytogenetics and Microscopy at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. Her main expertise is in human genetics, with a specific focus on genome functional organisation and molecular cytogenetics applied to genomic medicine and medical genetics. Her current research interests revolve around the assessment and monitoring of ‘genome health’ in pre-pathological conditions and for early detection of cancer. She is a member of the British Society for Genetic Medicine, the European Cytogeneticists Association and the Genetics Society.