Tim graduated with a BA in Biochemistry from University of Cambridge in 1985 and a PhD in Protein Design from the Department of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, London in 1988.
Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Protein Engineering Research Institute in Osaka under the EU scientific training program in Japan (1989-90) he returned to Cambridge becoming a Zeneca Fellow at the Medical Research Council (MRC), Centre for Protein Engineering. In 1997 he joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to become Head of Human Genome Analysis. He has been Head of Informatics and a Board of Management member since 2007.
Tim has served on many national and international advisory boards including the advisory council of the RIKEN Genome Science Centre, Japan as chairman (2005-2007), the Expert Group on European research infrastructure for genomics, bioinformatics, animal resources, proteomics, and structural biology of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) (2005-2006), the advisory board of ukPMC (UK PubMedCentral) as deputy chair (2007-), the steering group of the National Genetics Reference Laboratories (NGRL) (2007-) and the E-Health Records Research Board of the UK Government Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR) (2007-). In his private capacity he is also significantly involved in international policy discussions around innovation, intellectual property and public health.
Dr. Tim Hubbard, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton