Professor Dhavendra Kumar MD FRCP FACMG

Editor in Chief, ‘Applied and Translational Genomics’ 

Professor Dhavendra KumarConsultant in Clinical Genetics/ Hon. Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff University, United Kingdom and Adjunct Professor to the Genomic Policy Research Unit at the School of Health, Sport and Science, the University of Glamorgan, UK and Chinese Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. After qualifying in Medicine from the King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India, he completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics with an MD. Since 1980 he has pursued a career in Medical Genetics in the UK. He is board certified clinical geneticist and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG), and Royal Colleges of Physicians of London (FRCP); Ireland (FRCPI) & Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH).

He has co-authored/edited Genetic disorders of the Indian Subcontinent-Springer/Kluwer; Genomics and Clinical Medicine- Oxford University Press; Principles and Practice of Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics-Oxford University Press, Oxford Specialist Handbook on Inherited Cardiac Disease andGenomics and Health in the Developing World, Oxford University Press. He has published peer-reviewed original papers & articles in pediatrics and clinical genetics. He established and developed a new biomedical journal (Genomic Medicine-Springer) that led to setting up the official journal of the Human Genome Organization (‘The HUGO Journal’). He serves as a member of the Council and Publications committee for HUGO. As a member of the World Health Organization’s expert advisory group, he contributed to the WHO Grand Challenges project (2010-2011) on applications of genomics for public & population health in developing countries.

Professor Kumar’s current interests include applications of genome sciences and technologies in clinical medicine, integrated health care, population & global health, biotechnology developments for economic and social progress. As the founding editor of ‘Applied and Translational Genomics’, he aims to provide a leading forum and resource for dissemination and discussion of cutting edge research and advances in multi-disciplinary applied and translational genomic research.