Robert Taylor, Newcastle University, Newcastle (UK)
Professor of Mitochondrial Pathology working at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research in Newcastle.
Robert Taylor joined the Scientific and Medical Committee of Telethon in 2014.
Robert Taylor obtained his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and his Ph.D. (Molecular Biology) from Newcastle University. He was appointed as a Lecturer in 2001 and is currently Professor of Mitochondrial Pathology working at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research in Newcastle. He is also an Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, leading a Highly Specialized Services-funded Mitochondrial Diagnostic Laboratory which provides a UK-wide diagnostic service for patients with mitochondrial disease. His research laboratory focusses on biochemical and genetic investigation of human mitochondrial disorders, studying disease pathogenesis and determining the molecular mechanisms by which somatic and inherited mitochondrial DNA abnormalities cause cellular dysfunction, as well as identifying new genes associated with both pediatric-onset and adult-onset mitochondrial disease presentations.