Scott Tebbutt, PhD

Scientific Advisor (genomics, bioinformatics, biomarker technologies)

Dr. Tebbutt is Professor in UBC Department of Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer of the Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre). He is also a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Vancouver, Canada, Co-Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping Core of the UBC James Hogg Research Centre, and Director of the UBC James Hogg Research Centre’s Technology Development Core. Dr. Tebbutt’s research program combines hypothesis-driven study of biological mechanisms with the development of advanced tools and technology (including bioinformatics and microfluidics-based systems) to better facilitate basic and translational research. Dr. Tebbutt earned his PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of East Anglia (Cambridge Laboratory, John Innes Centre, England) and pursued post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Oxford and University of Otago, where he led a research team investigating the genomics of the sheep cystic fibrosis locus. He also served as Director of Genomics (1999-2001) of a start-up biotechnology company (Global Technologies (NZ) Ltd).