Professor Meena Upadhyaya
Professor of Medical Genetics at Cardiff University. She obtained her PhD from Cardiff University and gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathology (FRCPath), London. Prof Upadhyaya has made substantial contributions to the understanding of molecular basis of a number of genetic conditions including NF1, Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), Legius syndrome, Charcot Marie Tooth disease, Sotos syndrome, Hunters syndrome, plus several others.She has researched NF1 for the past 25 years and has contributed to the mapping and cloning of the NF1 gene. She has been on the Steering Committee of NF1 mutation analysis. Meena Upadhyaya's research has focused on Cancer Genetics of NF1, which is beginning to generate potential therapeutic targets. She is on many research and management committees and has chaired both national and international meetings, as well as supervising numerous post-graduate students for their MD or PhD degrees. She has also published over 160 papers in reputable journals, written 25 book chapters and edited three books.