Living DNA Leadership
David Nicholson is a successful biotechnology entrepreneur who founded DNA Worldwide Group in 2004 with the aim to transform the level of service provided and ensure true quality and care in the industry.
Hannah has owned and led global projects on brands such as Unilever and SC Johnson, dealing with up to 18 individual markets at any given time.
Before Living DNA, Dr Martin Blythe was the Lead Bioinformatician at DeepSeq, the core NGS facility at The University of Nottingham where he gained more than 5 years experience in applied bioinformatics.
Mary comes from a professional background of teaching and support.
Alan Morden has spent his career helping define major brands at major advertising agencies over many years.
Senior Content Curation
Alex is an archaeology and anthropology graduate from the University of Bristol.
Head of IT Security, Quality and Compliance
Michelle Underwood leads the teams international accrediations and certfications ensuring information technology security as well as quality and compliance across the company.
Customer Support Supervisor
Kate joined the Living DNA team in 2016, bringing over 20 years of advising and offering customer support in many different industries through call management.
Senior Product Manager
Katie Welka is a genealogist who combines her passion for genetic genealogy with over a decade of experience in user-centric technology production.
Professor of Linguistics - University of Sydney
William has worked in syntactic theory from a lexicalist approach and the role of semantics in syntax and have published extensively on this topic (Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar, Cambridge, 1984).
Autosomal Ancestry Test Development
Grady has a PhD and an MA in Statistics from the University of Kentucky, and a BS in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Arizona.
Professor of Ethics - King's College London
Barbara Prainsack is a political scientist with expertise in the regulatory, social, and ethical dimensions of bioscience, biomedicine, and forensics.
Professor of Sociology - Hamburg University
Torsten Heinemann is Marie Curie Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and professor of sociology at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Hamburg.
Human Molecular Genetics - University of Tartu
Pille holds a PhD in Gene technology, specializing in the evolution of the Y chromosome and its genetic diversity both in humans and great apes, with a particular interest in Y chromosome and infertility.
Since January 2016, Jens manages a new “consumer DNA services” Eurofins business unit, focusing on laboratory service to B2C companies and offering also selectively directly to consumers.
Professor of Genetics - University of Leicester
Educated in Durham, Mark attended the University of Oxford to study Biochemistry in 1981.
Social Anthropologist - University of Iceland
Based at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Iceland, Sarah is looking at how current social and political applications of genetic research may be impacting notions of kin
Ancient DNA analyses - University of Copenhagen
Hannes is Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen.
Head of DNA Services
Dr. Burkhard Rolf holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Münster. He is the laboratory director at the Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik GmbH.
Head of Microarray Laboratory
Thomas Thykjaer holds a Ph. D. in molecular biology from Aarhus University. His scientific career has focussed on plant molecular biology, and later on cancer research.
Production and Project Manager
Irene Gjermandsen is Head of the Extraction Laboratory and Sample Repository at AROS/Eurofins.