Prof Gareth H Williams

BSc MBChB PhD FRCPath FLSW, Co-founder and Medical Director

Professor Williams is an internationally recognised molecular diagnostic pathologist who, as the Sir John Bland Sutton Chair of Pathology, headed the Department of Pathology at University College London/University College London Hospitals (UCL/UCLH) from 2002-2014 before taking up the post of Medical Director at Oncologica®. He has previously held prestigious clinical academic posts at leading medical institutions both in the UK and US including Cambridge University, Harvard University and University College London.

His medical research focuses on translating basic discoveries in the cancer cell cycle field into diagnostic and therapeutic applications. This translational pipeline of research has generated high impact academic papers and international patent filings. A number of these discoveries have been commercialised by Biopharma into a range of diagnostic tests and therapeutic targeted agents.

Professor Williams’ research has generated numerous awards and prizes including the BBC Tomorrow’s World Health Innovation award in 2000 and the UK Medical Futures Innovation Award in 2008. Professor Williams undertook his clinical training at Liverpool, Cambridge and Harvard Universities and he carried out his PhD in Molecular Pathology within the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Sir E.D Williams. He is a graduate student of Trinity College, Cambridge and held Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellowships from 1993-2006. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2006 and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2014.