Professor Sir Peter Harper
Professor Sir Peter Harper was a University Research Professor (Emeritus) in Human Genetics at Cardiff University until 2004. He was Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine, where he was responsible for developing research in neurogenetics, notably on Huntington’s disease and Myotonic Dystrophy.
He also helped to develop the Wales Medical Genetics Service and has been a member of the UK Human Genetics Commission and Advisory Committee on genetic testing, being involved with a range of policy documents including genetic testing for late onset disorders, cancer genetics services and genetics services for neurological disorders.
Sir Peter was the first Patron of MDSG.