Johnathan Watkins

Co-Founder/Track Leader (SBBS and HSSR)


Johnathan is a co-founder and Track Leader for the SBBS and HSSR tracks. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and King’s College London, and is currently a management consultant at one of the top three consulting firms. He has patents for predicting therapeutic response in cancer patients pending and has conducted research in areas ranging from cancer genomics and bioinformatics to health economics and policy, with publications in the highest impact journals such as The Lancet, Nature Medicine, and Cancer Discovery


Cancer, ageing, risk factors, bioinformatics, health systems and services, molecular biomarkers, precision medicine, genomics, transcriptomics


2012–2016 PhD in Cancer Studies, King's College London, UK

2010–2013 Diploma in Computing and Certificate in Mathematics, The Open University, UK

2011–2012 MRes in Bioinformatics with Systems Biology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

2006–2009 BA (Hons) (MA conferred) in Natural Sciences (Genetics), University of Cambridge, UK


Leader of Tomorrow at the 1st GAP Summit, 2014

Leader of Tomorrow at the 43rd St Gallen Symposium, 2013

Cotswold (Butterfield) Trust PhD Studentship, 2012


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