Prof John Armour FRSB


Professor of Human Genetics, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, and has research interests in human genetic diversity, with a particular focus on DNA copy number variation in the human genome. He was Head of the School of Biology at Nottingham 2008 and 2013, during which time he arranged support from the University of Nottingham in the early days of the Frozen Ark. He served as Honorary Secretary of the Genetics Society between 2003 and 2008, managing the regulatory and constitutional affairs of the Society, including liaison with the Charity Commission. In 2010 he was elected as a Fellow of the (now Royal) Society of Biology.

John has a particular role in facilitating liaison between the Frozen Ark and the University of Nottingham. Although the two bodies are independent, the University of Nottingham has hosted and enthusiastically supported the Ark since its inception. John’s previous experience as a Head of School in the University of Nottingham, and in managing the charitable status of the Genetics Society, are of particular value in this role.


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Prof John Armour

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham

Medical School, QMC